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A January Dandelion by George Marion McClellan | Poets.org
About This Poem
"A January Dandelion" was first published in George Marion McClellan's second collection of poetry, The Path of Dreams (J. P. Morton, 1916). McClellan's poems often feature nature and religion, and have been compared to Paul Laurence Dunbar's poems.George Marion McClellan was born on September 29, 1860, in Belfast, Tennessee. McClellan received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Fisk University and a bachelor of divinity from Hartford Theological Seminary. He worked as a minister, teacher, and principal, while also writing poetry. He published two collections of poems before his death in 1934.