Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Today's Featured Poet

Eva Gore-Booth (1870 - 1926) from Ireland.

Eva and her sister Constance were described as being 'flamboyant' and 'reactionary'.  It sounds as though they were strong, independent women.  They were both passionate supporters of the growing feminist movement at that time and created a publication called "Urania", which discussed questions of gender and sexuality.  They were also actively involved in the political scene in Ireland.  The sisters died within a year of each other.

The Irish poet W.B. Yeats wrote a poem about the sisters entitled "In memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz".

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