Salkeld, Blanaid

Salkeld, Blanaid
   Irish poet, dramatist, and actor, born in Chittagong, in what was then India but is now Pakistan, and grew up in Ireland. Salkeld's father, a doctor in the Indian Medical Service, introduced her to poetry at a young age, and when he was in India, she sent poems to him from Ireland; he had two volumes of these printed privately in Calcutta. Around 1908 she became an actor with the Abbey Players and played the lead role in George Fitzmaurice's threeact play The Country Dressmaker (1907). Her verse play Scarecrow Over the Corn was staged in 1941 at the Gate Theatre. She contributed numerous book reviews to The Dublin Magazine, reviewing a wide range of books. She focused especially on contemporary poetry and used her review writing to promote an interest in poetry by women, especially Irish women. Her poetry publications: Hello, Eternity, 1933. The Fox's Covert, 1935. The Engine is Left Running, 1937. A Dubliner, 1942. Experiment in Error, 1955. Some of her poems: "Anchises," "Evasion," "Leave Us Religion," "Men Walked To and Fro," "No Uneasy Refuge," "Now is Farewell," "Optimism," "Youth."
   Sources: A Celebration of Women Writers: Plays Produced by the Abbey Theatre Company ( An Antholog y of Irish Verse: The Poetry of Ireland from Mythological Times to the Present. Padraic Colum, ed. Liveright, 1948. New Irish Poets. Devin A. Garrity, ed. Devin-Adair, 1948. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 ( The Oxford Book of Irish Verse: XVIIth Century-XXth Century. Donagh MacDonagh and Leenox Robinson, eds. Oxford University Press, 1958. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Blanaid Salkeld — (1880 1959) was an Irish poet, dramatist, and actor, whose well known literary salon was attended by, among others, Patrick Kavanagh and Flann O Brien. Her son, Cecil ffrench Salkeld was one of the leading Irish artists of the day; her… …   Wikipedia

  • Salkeld — may refer to:* Bill Salkeld * Philip Salkeldee also* Blanaid Salkeld * Great Salkeld * Little Salkeld * Salkeld Hall …   Wikipedia

  • Cecil ffrench Salkeld — (* 9. Juli 1904 in Karimganj, Assam; † 11. Mai 1969 in Dublin) war ein irischer Maler. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Werk 2 Werke in öffentlichen Sammlungen 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paudge Behan — Infobox actor name = Paudge Behan caption = birthname = birthdate = Birth year and age|1965|01 birthplace = deathdate = deathplace = restingplace = restingplacecoordinates = othername = occupation = Actor and writercitation|author=Frank… …   Wikipedia

  • Brendan Behan — Infobox Writer name = Brendan Francis Behan imagesize = 150px caption = Brendan Behan with Jackie Gleason pseudonym = birthname = birthdate = birth date|1923|2|9|mf=y birthplace = Dublin deathdate = death date and age|1964|3|20|1923|2|9|mf=y… …   Wikipedia

  • List of English language poets — Poets who wrote or write much of their poetry in the English language.This is a list of English language poets. People on this list should have articles of their own, and should meet the for their poetry. Please place names on the list only if… …   Wikipedia

  • Samuel Beckett — Infobox Writer name = Samuel Beckett caption = Louis le Brocquy, Image of Samuel Beckett (detail), 1979, oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm pseudonym = Andrew Belis ( Recent Irish Poetry ) [ [… …   Wikipedia

  • Irish poetry — The history of Irish poetry includes the poetries of two languages, one in Irish and the other in English. The complex interplay between these two traditions, and between both of them and other poetries in English, has produced a body of work… …   Wikipedia

  • List of English-language first and second generation modernist writers — List of English language first and second generation modernist writers*Richard Aldington *Djuna Barnes *Samuel Beckett *Kay Boyle *Basil Bunting *Brian Coffey *E. E. Cummings *Denis Devlin *John Dos Passos *T. S. Eliot *Ralph Ellison *William… …   Wikipedia

  • List of female poets — This is a list of female poets. People on this list should have articles of their own, and should meet the for their poetry. Please place names on the list only if there is a real and existing article on the poet. Dead links in RED will be… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”