Don't Quit: Who is the Author?


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Don't Quit: Who is the Author?
By Rose DesRochers - 4 Apr 2006

In Reference to the Poem: DON’T QUIT

Some of the claims received are, Jeff Lief reports that the poem was written by his father Ben Lief in 1929, when he was 19 years old. Kelly Burke claims the poem was written by her mother. Joe David Harrison and Anthony James both claim to have written the poem. Robert Ellis claims the poem was written by his grandmother, Betty Naimo Rich of Wakefield MA. Tommy Collins claims the poem was written by his father, Frank Collins while in hospital in Birmingham in 1952. George Munchinsky claims that Alice Enzie Zimmerman wrote the poem in 1948 at the age of 15.

Anthony James also has a newspaper clipping that proves him as author, which is impossible.

Rose DesRochers
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