Sara Teasdale was an American lyric poet who achieved fame with a collection of love poems that netted a Pulitzer Prize in 1918.

While very successful, Teasdale's constant business travel took a toll on her emotional stability and her marriage. She died by sleeping pill overdose in 1933 at the age of 48. Her final poem, entitled "I Shall Not Care", is frequently seen as a thinly-veiled suicide note.