9 February 1874
Amy Lowell, Poet, United States
She was a socialite, book collector, and frequent foreign traveler. She published her debut poetry collection, A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, in 1912.
About Amy Lowell
Pulitzer Prize-winning imagist poet who is known for free-verse works such as What's O'Clock and East Wind. Her earlier poetry collections include Men, Women and Ghosts; Sword Blades and Poppy Seed; and Can Grande's Castle.
Her brother, Abbott Lawrence Lowell, served as President of Harvard College.
Friends and colleagues
She and fellow author Anne McCaffrey were both born in Massachusetts.
She was rumored to have had a romantic relationship with actress Ada Dwyer Russell, who may have inspired the erotic poems in Lowell's Pictures of the Floating World collection.