Zora Bernice May Cross

(18 May 1890 – 22 January 1964 / Brisbane)

Zora Bernice May Cross
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Zora Bernice May Cross was an Australian poet, novelist and journalist.

She was born in Brisbane, and was educated at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School and then Sydney Teachers' College. She taught for three years and then worked as a journalist, for the Boomerang and then as a freelance writer.

After the failure of her first marriage she eventually lived in a de facto marriage with David McKee Wright. Zora'a first book of poetry, A Song of Mother Love, was published in 1916. Songs of Love and life, a collection of love poetry thought at the time to be rather too frank, but which proved popular enough to appear is several editions, followed in 1917.

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  • Bryan Manning (9/28/2005 3:00:00 AM)

    Too Victorian. I'm turned off by overusage of maidens and fairies in poetry.

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