Elizabeth Daryush

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ED is in the unusual position of being a poet laureate's daughter (a grievous disadvantage for any poet to labour under, as Donald Davie put it).
Davie, Donald, and Elizabeth Daryush. “Introduction”. Collected Poems, Carcanet New Press, 1976, pp. 13 -23.
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Her career spanned much of the twentieth century, and she has been praised to the skies by several eminent (male) poets and critics, but almost entirely ignored both by the reading public in general, the leaders of orthodox critical opinion, and the older and newer generations of feminist critics. As well as her original poetry, she wrote translations from classical Persian.

Milestones

1887
Elizabeth Bridges (later ED ) was born, the eldest of three children.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Robert Seymour Bridges
11 June 1904
A masque entitled Demeter by Robert Bridges was performed in the college gardens by students of Somerville, Oxford , to celebrate the opening of their new library; it included verses by his daughter Elizabeth .
OCLC WorldCat.
1936
ED published The Last Man and Other Verses this year (a volume which practically speaking was the fifth in her current series).
British Library Catalogue.
Dowson, Jane, editor. Women’s Poetry of the 1930s: A Critical Anthology. Routledge, 1996.
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1976
The year before her death, ED issued her Collected Poems, edited by Donald Davie .
British Library Catalogue.
Dowson, Jane, editor. Women’s Poetry of the 1930s: A Critical Anthology. Routledge, 1996.
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7 April 1977
ED died at the age of about ninety.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
(9 April 1977): 14

Biography

Birth and Family

1887
Elizabeth Bridges (later ED ) was born, the eldest of three children.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Robert Seymour Bridges