Strangers to Us All
Lawyers and Poetry

Robert Loveman


"Robert Loveman," Book News 501
(Philadelphia: John Wanamaker, 1897)(vol.15)

Robert Loveman was born on April 11, 1864 in Cleveland, Ohio. The family, in the year following Loverman's birth, moved to Dalton, Georgia. Loveman grew up in Dalton, studied law at the University of Alabama, and was admitted to the bar. He reputedly spent most of his time reading and writing poetry. [Source: Guide to the Robert Loveman Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University of Alabama] [According to one source, Loveman read law for three years in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.]

In one biographical account of Loveman's life we find this assessment of Loveman's career as a lawyer: "It is doubtful whether Loveman ever had a client, although he did have some business cards printed wthich read 'Robert Loveman, Attorney at Law, Birmingham, Alabama.'" [William Stanley Hoole, It's Raining Violets: The Life and Poetry of Robert Loveman 20 (University, Alabama: Portals Press, 1981)]


Robert Loveman, Poems (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: [ s.n.], 1889)

_____________, Poems (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Burton, 1893)

_____________, Poems (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1897)(1896) [online text] [online text]

_____________, A Book of Verses ( Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1900) [online text]

_____________, The Gates of Silence, with Interludes of Song ( New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1903) [online text]

_____________, Songs from a Georgia Garden, and Echoes from the Gates of Silence ( Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1905) [online text]

_____________, The Blushful South and Hippocreve: Being Songs (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1909) [online text]

_____________, On the Way to Willowdale: Being Other Songs from a Georgia Garden, with Sonnet Interludes (Dalton, Georgia: A.J. Showalter Co., Printers, 1912) [online text]

_____________, Sonnets of the Strife, with Songs (Boston: Cornhill Co. 1917) [online text]

_____________, Verses ([Binghamton, New York]: Priv. print. [by the Vail-Ballou Press], 1929)

_____________, April Rain ([Niagara Falls, New York]: Carol Schwartzott, 1994)(Carol Schwartzott book design, binding, and illustration)


Helen Blackshear, Robert Loveman: Belated Romanticist (University of Alabama Press)

It's raining violets : the life and poetry of Robert Loveman
by William Stanley Hoole
Type: Book
Language: English
Publisher: University, Ala. : Portals Press, ©1981.

Research Resources

Robert Loveman Papers
University of Alabama