Edith Sitwell Biography

Poet (1887–1964)
Dame Edith Sitwell was an English poet was famous for her formidable personality, Elizabethan dress, and eccentric opinions.


Dame Edith Sitwell was born on Sept. 7, 1887 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. A member of a distinguished literary family; her first book, The Mother and Other Poems, appeared in 1915. She edited the 1916 anthology Wheels, which defined her poetic style. In her WWII-era work, she displays a great mastery of technique. Sitwell was created Dame of the British Empire in 1954. She died in 1964.

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