Genevieve Taggard, (born November 28, 1894, Waitsburg, Washington, U.S.—died November 8, 1948, New York, New York), American poet and biographer of Emily Dickinson who was much admired for her lyric verse that deftly and passionately mingles intellectual, personal, social, and aesthetic concerns.
From 1896 Taggard grew up in Hawaii, where her parents were missionaries. In the fall of 1914 she entered the University of California, Berkeley. She worked her way through college, edited the literary magazine, the Occident, and graduated in 1919. Later that year, in December, Harper’s published the first of her poems to reach a national audience. She moved to New York City in 1920.