Treasure Island

Elizabeth Jennings

(20 July 1926 – 25 October 2001 / Boston, Lincolnshire, England)

Elizabeth Jennings
Do you like this poet?
91 person liked.
20 person did not like.

Elizabeth Joan Jennings was an English poet.

Life and Career

Elizabeth was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England in July 18, 1926. Her father was a respected Chief Medical Officer who moved the family to Oxford when she was six years old. She later discovered poetry while attending the Oxford high school.

After attending St Anne's College, Oxford, Elizabeth became a librarian at Oxford city library. Having more time to focus on her writing she published her first collection of poetry (1953) which drew the attention of Robert Conquest. Mr. Conquest would later publish her work with the likes of famous authors Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Thom Gunn and ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Quotations

more quotations »
  • ''At last now you can be
    What the old cannot recall
    And the young long for in dreams,
    Yet still include them all.''
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. "Accepted in Growing Pains," (1975).
  • ''For me, poetry is always a search for order.''
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. As quoted in Contemporary Poets, 3rd ed., by James Vinson (1980).
  • ''Chastity faces them, a destination
    For which their whole lives were a preparation.''
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. One Flesh (l. 11-12). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (197...
  • ''Do they know they're old,
    These two who are my father and my mother
    Whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?''
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. One Flesh (l. 16-18). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (197...
Read more quotations »

Comments about Elizabeth Jennings

There is no comment submitted by members..
Click here to write your comments about Elizabeth Jennings

Top Poets

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]