Josephine Preston Peabody (May 30, 1874 – December 4, 1922) was an American poet and dramatist.
In 1898 she was introduced to fifteen-year-old Khalil Gibran by Fred Holland Day, the American photographer and co-founder of the Copeland-Day publishing house, at an art exhibition. Shortly thereafter Gibran returned to Lebanon but the pair continued to correspond.
From 1901 to 1903 she was instructor in English at Wellesley. The Stratford-on-Avon prize went to her in 1909 for her drama The Piper, which was produced in England in 1910; and in America at the New Theatre, New York City, in 1911.
On June 21, 1906 she married Lionel Simeon Marks, a British engineer and professor at Harvard University. They had a daughter, Alison Peabody Marks (July 30, 1908 – April 7, 2008), and a son, Lionel Peabody Marks (February 10, 1910 - January 25, 1984).
- Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew (1897)
- The Wayfarers: A Book of Verse (1898)
- Fortune and Men's Eyes: New Poems, with a Play (1900)
- In the Silence (1900)
- Marlowe (her first play),
- The Singing Leaves; a book of songs and spells (1903)
- The Wings (1905), a drama
- The Book of the Little Past (1908)
- The Piper: A Play in Four Acts (1909)
- The Singing Man (1911), poems
- The Wolf of Gubbio (1913)
- New Poems (1915)
- "Josephine P. Peabody, Noted Author, Dies at 45". New York Tribune. 5 December 1922.
- Gibran, Jean (1998). Kahlil Gibran: His Life and World. Interlink Books. ISBN 156656249X.
- Woman's who's who of America, 1914–15. p. 540. wikisource.org
- Lionel Simon Marks. findagrave.com
- Lionel P. Marks Obituary. https://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/27/obituaries/lionel-p-marks.html. nytimes.com
- "Modern Miracle Play Verse". The Independent. Jul 6, 1914. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Josephine Preston Peabody". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- Works by Josephine Preston Peabody at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Josephine Preston Peabody at Internet Archive
- Works by Josephine Preston Peabody at Hathi Trust
- Works by Josephine Preston Peabody at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
- January 23, 1916, New York Times: Free Verse Hampers Poets and Is Undemocratic; Josephine Preston Peabody Says That, Nevertheless, the War Is Making Poetry Less Exclusive and the Imagiste Cult Will Be Swept Away