Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)

Death: 5th March 1950
Location: Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, Illinois, United States
Photo taken by: Brin d'Acier
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American poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology a collection of unusual, short, free-form poems that collectively describe the life of the fictional small town of Spoon River. Each poem is an epitaph of a dead citizen. 
His own epitaph includes his poem, "To-morrow is My Birthday" from Toward the Gulf (1918):
Good friends, let’s to the fields…
After a little walk and by your pardon,
I think I’ll sleep, there is no sweeter thing.
Nor fate more blessed than to sleep.
I am a dream out of a blessed sleep-
Let’s walk, and hear the lark.