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The Edith Sitwell Legacy

‘Legacy’ is an ‘in’ word right now - the Olympic legacy, the Commonwealth Games legacy and so on. I hadn’t considered a legacy for this ‘year of Edith Sitwell’ but thanks to the Poetry Society it looks like they might be one. 88 more words

Edith Sitwell: Still Falls the Rain

Edith Sitwell (1887 – 1964) converted to Catholicism in 1955, the year after she had been made a Dame of the British Empire. The figure of Christ however, had been a fixation for her for many years prior to this, and in 1940 she wrote the poem… 463 more words


Writing Workshops in Scarborough

It is now three weeks and 24 hours before Scarborough Flare kicks off (www.scarboroughflare.co.uk) and a little bird tells me that tickets are going fast. 41 more words

Young Poets Challenge

Edith Sitwell – innovative writer, forgotten woman poet, fascinating individual – died fifty years ago this year. To celebrate her work, the Poetry Society has launched a poetry challenge for young people. 12 more words

Marilyn Monroe & Edith Sitwell

A meeting of two legends Marilyn Monroe and Edith Sitwell captured by George Silk. Oh to have been a fly on the wall!

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Portraits of Women Writers

George Sand, 1875 via wiki

Virginia Woolf  by George Charles Beresford, 1902

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Anna de Noailles, 1920′s

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Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) by Rie Nissen… 36 more words


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.

-Edith Sitwell