Texas poets wed

June 9th, 1927

On this day in 1927, Texas poets Vaida Stewart and Whitney M. Montgomery married. Vaida was born in Childress in 1888; Whitney was born near Eureka, Texas, in 1877. They established their home in Dallas and in May 1929 launched Kaleidoscope (later Kaleidograph), which they issued monthly until 1954 and quarterly from 1954 to 1959. Both Vaida and Whitney Montgomery won numerous prizes from the Poetry Society of Texas and from the Texas Institute of Letters, of which Whitney was president in 1940. Vaida Stewart Montgomery died in 1959, and Whitney Maxwell Montgomery died in 1966.

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Texas poets wed

June 9th, 1927

On this day in 1927, Texas poets Vaida Stewart and Whitney M. Montgomery married. Vaida was born in Childress in 1888; Whitney was born near Eureka, Texas, in 1877. They established their home in Dallas and in May 1929 launched Kaleidoscope (later Kaleidograph), which they issued monthly until 1954 and quarterly from 1954 to 1959. Both Vaida and Whitney Montgomery won numerous prizes from the Poetry Society of Texas and from the Texas Institute of Letters, of which Whitney was president in 1940. Vaida Stewart Montgomery died in 1959, and Whitney Maxwell Montgomery died in 1966.

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