|Concise Biography, History & Facts About Amy Lowell|
Lifespan - 1874-1925
Family - Paternal grandfather, John Amory Lowell and maternal grandfather, Abbott Lawrence - the towns of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts, are named for the families.
Educated - Private schools in Boston
Career - Poet, biographer, critic, lecturer and essayist
Famous Poems by Amy Lowell
Apples of Hesperides
Azure and gold
Before The Altar
Wild Little Bird
Patterns (possibly the best single poem, written in 1925)
Famous books on Poetry by Amy Lowell
Sword Blades and Poppy Seed, Men Women and Ghosts
Can Grande's Castle
Famous Quote by Amy Lowell
"Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in."
Amy Lowell the person
A daughter of an old and distinguished New England family, her first book was "A Dome of Many Coloured Glass" published in 1912. The following year Amy met Ezra Pound, a member of the imagist movement in England and she soon became the leader of the movement in the US. Lowell went on to sponsor imagist poets and edit and write critiques on anthologies of imagist works, and write many imagist poems mainly in polyphonic prose and free verse.
This Poet's personality was particularly strong, and she was viewed by many of her contemporises as somewhat eccentric in nature, often using extreme language and smoking full size black cigars.