Monday, 19 October 2009

Amy Lawrence Lowell

Amy Lowell was an American poet born on Februari 9, 1874 in Massachusetts, into a prominent family. One brother, Percival Lowell was a famous astronomer who predicted the existence of the dwarf planet Pluto, and another brother Lawrence Lowell, served as president of Harvard University. Amy Lowell never attended college because her family did not consider it proper for a woman, but she compensated for this with avid reading and book collecting. The first published collection of her poetry, A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, appeared in 1912. Lowell was an adherent to the "free verse" method of poetry but sometimes also wrote sonnets. Her writing also included critical works on French literature. Lowell died in 1925 at the age of 51. The following year she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

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