Florence Ripley Mastin was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA on 18th March 1886. She was educated at Tappen Zee College before going on to study at Barnard College, Columbia University. Florence had one of her poems published when she was fourteen years old.
After graduation, Florence taught English and creative poetry at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York. She had her work published in many publications such as the New York Times, the Saturday Review, Poetry and the New York Herald-Tribune.
A collection of Florence’s poems entitled “Green Leaves” was published in 1918 by J.T. White. Florence died in Rockland County in 1968.