Alice Corbin Henderson

1881 –

Alice Corbin Henderson, born on April 16, 1881, in St. Louis, was a poet and editor. The author of four collections of poetry, including The Linnet Songs (self-published, 1898), The Spinning Woman of the Sky (Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1912), Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico (Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1920), and The Sun Turns West (Writers’ Editions, 1933), she was the associate editor of Poetry magazine from 1912 until 1922. She wrote extensively on the peoples and landscapes of the American Southwest, and was known in her time as an Indigenous rights activist and an environmental conservationist. She died on July 18, 1949.