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.