Harold Monro

(14 March 1879 - 16 March 1932 / Brussels)

Harold Monro
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Harold Edward Monro was a British poet, the proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London which helped many famous poets bring their work before the public. Monro was born in Brussels, but his parents were Scottish. He was educated at Radley and at Caius College, Cambridge. His first collection of poetry was published in 1906. He founded a poetry magazine, The Poetry Review, which was to be very influential. In 1912, he founded the Poetry Bookshop in Bloomsbury, London, publishing new collections at his own expense and rarely making a profit, as well as providing a welcoming environment for readers and poets alike. Several poets, including more »

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  • ''When the tea is brought at five o'clock,
    And all the neat curtains are drawn with care,
    The little black cat with bright green eyes
    Is suddenly purring there.''
    Harold Monro (1879-1932), British poet. Milk for the Cat (l. 1-4). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday...
  • ''But the cat is grown small and thin with desire,
    Transformed to a creeping lust for milk.''
    Harold Monro (1879-1932), British poet. Milk for the Cat (l. 19-20). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubled...
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  • J G (9/19/2009 9:06:00 AM)

    i'd love to be your Heaven
    for You are mine...

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