Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926. Her poetry is that of the imagist school and has been set to music by composers such as Celius Dougherty, Lita Grier, Jake Heggie, Miriam Gideon, and Vincent Persichetti.

Photo: Amy Lowell, 1922, public domain

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Born into a wealthy Bostonian family, Amy Lowell grew up with an excellent education and received early encouragement as a writer. She herself was well-read and well-traveled. At the age of seventeen, she educated herself from the 7,000 volume library at the family home, Sevenels, in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Lowell’s first collection of poetry, A Dome of Many Colored Glass, was published in 1912. She was deeply interested in the Imagist movement and used her skills as a business woman to promote the movement.

Lowell was also devoted to the works of Keats and mined his manuscripts and letters to write a length biography.

–Christie Finn
Source: Poetry Foundation website

Related Information

Books

Amy Lowell: Selected Poems (American Poets Project)

By Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell: American Modern

By Amy Lowell

Songs

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