Ella Wheeler Wilcox was one of the Victorian world's most popular poets. Born on an impoverish Wisconsin farm, she hungered for fame and fortune, and as a young girl she caught the attention of East Coast editors. Her life became a tapestry of color and melodrama, en epic of American rags to riches. She scandalized her generation with verse that seemed too risqué for a puritanical nation, but her own married life was the model of Christian propriety. This fictionalized account chronicles her controversial life, not only the glittering heights of international celebrity, but also the nagging fears that tempered her vast and cherished success.