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Riley James Whitcomb
(1849–1916)

Riley James Whitcomb (1849–1916)

American writer and poet called the "Hoosier poet" and America's "Children's Poet" made a start writing newspaper verse in Hoosier dialect for the Indianapolis Journal in 1875. Some of his phrases remained in the popular repertory after the poems were no longer read: "when the frost is on the punkin." Known for his dialect recitations and pithy... More...


USA, 1940, James Whitcomb Riley

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