Lula Greene Richards (1849-1944) (have you noticed how long-lived some of our song writers are??), a great-niece of Brigham Young, sold the very first poem she ever offered to a newspaper. She was the first editor of The Woman’s Exponent, and a turn-of-the-century editor of the Juvenile Instructor. Her poetry appeared in virtually every church publication in existence during her lifetime.
We’ve already met Willy Reske, the German-born, New York City-based Latter-day Saint organist and composer.