Although Hannah F. Gould is not acknowledged as much as some nineteenth century poets are today, she was well known and much admired by her peers in the 19th century. She was discussed in the Washington Post, a newspaper very popular during her lifetime, which called her one of the “Women of Genius”. In this article she is compared to Elizabeth Oakes, a very influential poet during this time period. Overall, Gould may not be remembered like Emily Dickinson, but her poetry made a large impact on audiences in the 1800’s. For this reason we must not find her irrelevant, but rather a breath of fresh air and a rediscovered amazing woman poet.
Link to "A Name in The Sand" by Hannah F. Gould page
- Gray, Janet. “Hannah F. Gould.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers, http://www.lehigh.edu/~dek7/SSAWW/writGouldBio.htm.
- “Hannah F. Gould.” Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/hannah-f-gould.
- “Our Female Poets: Original Lydia Huntley Sigourney Niagara Hannah F. Gould The Ground Laurel Emma C. Embury stanzas To A Sister Anna Maria Wells The Tamed Eagle Sarah Louisa P. Smith The Huma Frances Osgood To A Young Friend Caroline Gilman The Mocking Bird In The City Elizabeth F. Ellet Wordly Cares Sarah Joseph Hale The Light Of Home Anna Peyre Dinnies The Wife.” The Baltimore Literary Monument (1838-1839), 72. American Periodicals Series (collection 1).
- “Women Of Genius.” The Washington Post (1877-1922), 3. ProQuest.