Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

Benjamin Franklin Waite
(aka Aheshi Sauabrah)(1844-1941)


[We learned about Aheshi Sauabrah's association with poetry by way of J. Wesley Miller's essay on "Legal Poetry" which appears in Ina Russelle Warren (ed.), The Lawyer's Alcove: Poems by the Lawyer, for the Lawyer and about the Lawyer i-xii, at x (Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., reprint ed., 1990)(New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1900).]

According to Wallace's entry in A Dictionary of North Ameircan Authors, Waite was a printer, born in 1844 and died in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, November 10, 1941. [W. Stewart Wallace, A Dictionary of North Ameircan Authors 480 (Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1951)]


Benjamin Franklin Waite, Why God Made Hell: A Satire on Law (Brooklyn: K.E. Waite, 1909)


Benjamin Franklin Waite, I: An Autobiography (Johnson City, New York: The author, 1940)

___________________, I: The Westward Trek (Johnson City, New York: The author, 1940)