Elizabeth Jennings (20 July 1926 – 25 October 2001 / Boston, Lincolnshire, England)
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 »
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''At last now you can beElizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. "Accepted in Growing Pains," (1975).
What the old cannot recall
And the young long for in dreams,
Yet still include them all.''
''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 destinationElizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. One Flesh (l. 11-12). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (197...
For which their whole lives were a preparation.''
''Do they know they're old,Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. One Flesh (l. 16-18). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (197...
These two who are my father and my mother
Whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?''