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Emma Lazarus (I) (1849–1887)

Poet Emma Lazarus was born into a wealthy family in New York City on July 22, 1849. Her first book of poems, "Poems and Translations", was published in 1867, when she was just 18. Renowned author Ralph Waldo Emerson was impressed with her work and praised it, and her next book, "Admetus and Other Poems" in 1871, was dedicated to him. She published... See full bio »

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  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (poem "The New Colossus" - 7 episodes, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- New York: Part 6 - The City of Tomorrow (1999) ... (poem "The New Colossus" - uncredited) / (writer)
- New York: Part 7 - The City and the World (1999) ... (poem "The New Colossus" - uncredited)
- New York: Part V - Cosmopolis (1999) ... (poem "The New Colossus" - uncredited)
- New York: Part IV - The Power and the People (1999) ... (poem "The New Colossus" - uncredited)
- New York: Part III - Sunshine and Shadow (1999) ... (poem "The New Colossus" - uncredited)
 1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series) (poem "The New Colossus" - 1 episode)
- Compassion (1996) ... (poem "The New Colossus")
 1945 War Comes to America (Documentary) (poem "The New Colossus" - uncredited)

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Essay collection: "Songs of a Semite". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

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Her poem "The New Colossus" is inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

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