Writer. Born– November 13, 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Parents– Ralph Watson and Daisy Henderson (Baker) Hay.  Married– Raymond Peckham Holder, 1937.  Married–Nikolai Lopatnikoff, January 27, 1951. Education– Noble Institute, Anniston,  and Anniston (Ala.) High School; Brenau College, 1926-1928; Columbia University, 1928-1931.  Employed by Charles Scribner and Sons Rare Book Department, 1935-1942.  Published poems in the Anniston Star; reviewed poetry for Saturday Review of Literature.  Received the Edna St. Vincent Millay Award from the Poetry Society of America, 1951; the Pegasus Award in 1960.  Named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, 1963.  Elected to the Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors, 1983. Died July 7, 1987.


Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who of American Women, 1961; files at Jacksonville State University.


The Delicate Balance. New York; Scribner, 1951.

Fields of Honor. Dallas, Tex.; Kaleidograph Press, 1933.

The Footing on the Earth. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1966.

The Stone and the Shell. Pittsburgh; University of Pittsburgh Press, 1959.

The Story Hour. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1963.

This My Letter. New York; Knopf, 1939.


Stevenson’s Home Book of Shakespeare Quotations.  Scribner’s, 1937.


A collection of the papers of Sara Henderson Hay is held by the library at Carnegie-Mellon University.