Sigourney was a popular poet during the early and mid-19th century. Born in Norwich, she was commonly known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford." She married Charles Sigourney in 1819, and after her marriage she began to write poetry anonymously. It was not until her parents were in dire need and her husband had lost some of his former affluence that Sigourney began to write as an occupation. Using her own name, Sigourney quickly found success and published dozens of volumes of poetry. Click here for a sample of Sigourney's work.
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