Amy Lowell Biography

Scholar, Poet, Journalist (1874–1925)
Amy Lowell was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet from the prominent Lowell family of Boston. Her work is labeled "Imagism."


Amy Lowell was born on February 9, 1874 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Born into the prominent Lowell family, she devoted herself to poetry but published nothing until 1910. She wrote in what she called “polyphonic prose” and became a leader of Imagism. Lowell was known for her powerful personality and iconoclasm. She died in 1925 and was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1926.

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