Born on 15th of November 1869
Died on 24th of March 1928
Charlotte Mew is perhaps as interesting for her life as her poetry, the oft-occurring insanity in her family leading Charlotte and her sister to swear never to marry to prevent its continuance. She wore dandified masculine clothes and preferred her hair very short, so the marriage-avoidance pact may have been rather irrelevant. Her poetry was admired by Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy and other contemporaries, and ranged across a variety of styles and topics. In a deep depression she committed suicide.
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