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Grace Noll Crowell (October 31, 1877 - March 31, 1969) was an American poet, author of 36 books of inspirational verse and 5,000 poems. Her work has appeared in hundreds of magazines and newspapers.Crowell was born in Inland Township in Cedar County, Iowa, to Adam and Sarah Noll. She was educated at the German-English college in Wilton, Iowa. Crowell first attempted writing poetry at the age of 8, but in a rare instance of non-support by her otherwise loving family, found her efforts laughed at as an infantile effort. She stated, \"I never tried to write after that until love and romance and a home came to me. That quickened and awakened the desire to write poetry again.\" After earning her Bachelor of Arts in 1901, that love came to her when she married Norman H. Crowell, also a writer.