an American poet of the imagist school from Brookline, Massachusetts who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926.
Lowell was born into Brookline's prominent Lowell family, sister to astronomer Percival Lowell and Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell.
She never attended college because her family did not consider that proper for a woman, but she compensated with avid reading and near-obsessive book collecting. She lived as a socialite and travelled widely, turning to poetry in 1902 after being inspired by a performance of Eleonora Duse in Europe.
Lowell was said to be lesbian, and in 1912 she and actress Ada ... more »
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- A Fairy Tale
- To a Friend
- A Lady
- A Little Song
- A London Thoroughfare. 2 A.M.
- A Fixed Idea
- A Winter Ride
- A Japanese Wood-Carving
- The Garden by Moonlight
- The Letter
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''A man must be sacrificed now and againAmy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. "A Critical Fable," st. 2.
To provide for the next generation of men.''
''The dead fed youAmy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Lilacs (l. 41-45). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Pres...
Amid the slant stones of graveyards.
Pale ghosts who planted you
Came in the night-time
And let their thin hair blow through your clustered stems.''
''Because it is my countryAmy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Lilacs (l. 106-109). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Pr...
And I speak to it of itself
And sing of it with my own voice
Since certainly it is mine.''
''Lilacs,Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Lilacs (l. 1-5). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press....
Colour of lilac,''
''Time! Joyless emblem of the greedAmy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. New York at Night.
Of millions, robber of the best
Which earth can give ...''
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