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Lady Margaret Sackville was a prolific poet of the earlier twentieth century, whose work spanned a range of poetic genres from dramatic verse to epigrams and fantasy for children. She also wrote fairy-tales, plays, and introductory essays. She was admired during her lifetime and was a presence in Edinburgh art circles. As a young woman, she was active in peace politics, and the spare and angry strength of her war poems has attracted recent critical attention. She published an early anthology of women's poetry in 1910; her introduction to this volume speaks directly of the connection between women's social freedom and the freedom of the imagination.
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24 December 1881 LMS was born at 60 Grosvenor Street in Mayfair; she was the youngest of five children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1960 LMS's final slim volume, Quatrains, and Other Poems, appeared from the St Albert's Press of Llandeilo in Wales in 1960, just three years before she died. Bibliographic Citation link.
18 April 1963 LMS died of a heart condition at Rokeby Nursing Home in Cheltenham, at just over eighty years of age. Bibliographic Citation link.
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