Do You Know Eileen Hall?

Know our own.

jhohadli

If you google her, you might find her wiki entry (no pictures though) describing her as “an American poet”. Not true. She is, though, a largely forgotten Antiguan poet; and the same wiki entry does disclose that “Hall was born in Antigua; her father’s family was from Oxford and her mother’s family was part French and part Irish, the French side having been in the West Indies since the mid seventeenth century.” Like I said, Antiguan poet, one of the first – research would suggest – to be published internationally. Her 1938 book, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, was The Fountain and the Bough. HallI just read it and while I won’t be reviewing it, I thought I might do a post about Hall – sharing some of what I’ve learned about her and some of what I liked in the book.

She was referred to in writings by Ford…

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  1. Susan Hall

    Eileen Hall was the sister of the late Hon. Sir Robert Hall. She was born and raised at New Division, Antigua. She left the island around the age of 18 for the USA

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