Margaret Junkin Preston Poems

 

Margaret Junkin Preston was a prolific 19th century US poet and novelist. She was born Margaret Junkin on the 19th May 1820 in Milton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister.  She was privately educated and, by the age of 12, was proficient in Ancient Greek and Latin.  She said later in life that she missed the companionship that might have been gained from ...

Margaret Sackville Poems

 

Margaret Sackville was an aristocratic English writer who wrote poetry, novels and plays for both adults and children.  Her output was considerable with over 40 titles to her name. At the beginning of the First World War she was active in the peace movement, joining the Union of Democratic Control to voice her opposition to the war. She was born Lady Margaret Sackville on Christmas ...

Marie E J Pitt Poems

 

Marie E J Pitt was an Australian poet, journalist and socialist activist who wrote a great deal about social injustices endured by the working classes.  She was a deeply religious woman, following the Christian Unitarian faith. She was born Marie Elizabeth Josephine McKeown on the 6th August 1869 in the Victorian gold mining town of Bullumwaal.  Her father was an Irish immigrant who had been attracted ...

Marie Under Poems

 

Marie Under was an Estonian poet considered by many literary historians to be one of her country’s finest.  Her efforts during a long life earned her eight nominations for the Nobel prize in literature. She was born on the 27th March 1883 in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia which was occupied by Russia at that time, and would be again.  Her father was a school teacher ...

Marjorie Pickthall Poems

 

Marjorie Pickthall was an English-born Canadian poet and novelist whose reputation was such that many considered her to be the finest Canadian poet of her era. She was born Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall on the 14th September 1883 in the Gunnersbury district of west London, the daughter of a surveyor who once said that he believed that his daughter knew what ...