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Elizabeth (Joan Cecil) Jennings - Works

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Poet and writer, born in Boston, Lincolnshire, EC England, UK. She studied at St Anne's College, Oxford. A Roman Catholic, her verse is intensely personal, often rhymed, with themes of childhood, age, religion, and art. Her first published work was Poems (1953), followed by AWay of Looking (1955, Somerset Maugham Award). Following a nervous breakdown she retired to Oxford, where she produced Collected Poems 1967 (1967), The Animals' Arrival (1969), Lucidities (1970), and Relationships (1972). Her Selected Poems appeared in 1980. She also published poems for children.

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