Byron Jewellery Up For Sale – Poetry News June 26th

 

In our final poetry news round of the week, we take a look at some jewellery linked to Lord Byron that is up for auction. Byron’s Unrequited Love and The Jewels up for Auction The story of Mary Ann Chaworth and Lord Byron reads a little like a Regency Romance. The two were related, although distant relatives, they were both beautiful and from ...

Muna Lee Poems

 

Muna Lee was an American lyric poet, college teacher and vociferous campaigner on behalf of equal rights, especially for women, in her adopted homeland of Puerto Rico, which is where she mostly lived for the last 25 years of her life.  She was especially interested in Latin American poets and she produced an important anthology of their work in 1925, using her language skills ...

Myrddin Wyllt Poems

 

Myrddin Wyllt was a 6th century Welsh poet and prophet, and, as some stories suggest, a madman.  He holds a legendary place in Celtic medieval history and is also known by the names Merlinus Caledonensis or Merlin Sylvestris.  These names suggest that he could have been the wizard Merlin of Arthurian legend.  The possibility that this could be true was suggested by ...

Nancy Cato Poems

 

Nancy Cato was a 20th century Australian poet, biographer and historical novelist. She has over twenty titles to her name and, in addition to her writing, was an active conservationist and environmentalist as well as working for a time as a journalist. She was born Nancy Fotheringham Cato on the 11th March 1917 in the South Australian town of Glen Osmond.  She was well ...

Muriel Stuart Poems

 

Muriel Stuart was a poet of the so-called “Scottish Renaissance” although she was actually born English of a Scottish father.  Despite being born in England, and living there all of her life, much of her work has appeared in anthologies of Scottish poetry.  She covered aspects of the First World War and she also concentrated heavily on the controversial theme of sexual politics, ...