Saturday, 11 January 2014

Marguerite Coppin (1867 - 1931) - Belgium

Who says Facebook is a waste of time!   Having recently started a Facebook Page for Female Poets of the First World War, I am indebted to Sabine Declercq Couwet who, I believe, runs a battlefield tour company, for suggesting I look at the work of Marguerie Coppin, a Belgian poet.   Thank you Sabine!

I shall try to find poems and photographs to go with Marguerite's details.


Marguerite Copin was born on 2nd February 1867 in Brussels.

She became Belgium’s Poet Laureate and was active in promoting women’s rights.

When war broke out in 1914, Marguerite was among the refugees who were evacuated to England where she worked as a French teacher and remained until her death in 1931.