Monro, Harold Edward

Monro, Harold Edward
   Born in Belgium, the son of a Scottish civil engineer, he was educated at Radley College, Oxfordshire, then graduated in medieval and modern languages from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1901. He passed the fist part of his law exams, but gave up law in 1903 to marry. Thereafter he was a poultry farmer in Ireland, a publisher in Surrey, and a mill-owner in Switzerland. On the outbreak of World War I he became an officer in an antiaircraft battery, but was later drafted for duty in the War Office. In 1913 he founded the Poetry Bookshop in London and started a series of readings by poets of their own works or of their favorite poets, which continued up to the time of his death. He published Sir Edward Marsh's five volumes of Georgian Poetry (1911-1922) and various other volumes of poetry. Crippled by increasing ill health and pain in his last two years of his life, he died at Broadstairs, Kent. Some of his poems: "Midnight Lamentation," "Milk for the Cat," "Officers' Mess," "Strange Meetings," "The Bird at Dawn," "The Nightingale Near the House," "Youth in Arms."
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