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Charlotte Mary Mew

(15 November 1869 – 24 March 1928 / London)

Charlotte Mary Mew
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Charlotte Mary Mew was an English poet, whose work spans the cusp between Victorian poetry and Modernism.

She was born in Bloomsbury, London the daughter of the architect Frederick Mew, who designed Hampstead town hall. Her father died in 1898 without making adequate provision for his family; two of her siblings suffered from mental illness, and were committed to institutions, and three others died in early childhood leaving Charlotte, her mother and her sister, Anne. Charlotte and Anne made a pact never to marry for fear of passing on insanity to their children. (One author calls Charlotte "chastely lesbian".)

In 1894, Mew succeeded in getting a short story into The ... more »

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  • Rookie Mohit Chahal (12/16/2013 5:29:00 AM)

    You are really good. Well done. I really like your poems.

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