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Hilda Morley (19161998-03-23) was an American poet. 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... Bust of Homer, one of the earliest European poets, in the British Museum Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ...

She was born Hilda Auerbach in New York City to Russian parents. Her father, Rachmiel Auerbach, was a doctor, and her mother, Sonia Lubove Kamenetsky, was a feminist and Labor Zionist. At the age of fifteen she moved to Palestine with her mother, and later to London to study at the University of London. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economic situation. ... Labor Zionism (or Labour Zionism) is the traditional left-wing of the Zionist ideology. ... ... St. ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ...

After the outbreak of the World War II, she moved back to the United States. In 1945, she wedded the painter Eugene Morley. They divorced a few years later, but his abstract expressionism was a lasting influence on her poetry. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest and most expensive war in history, estimated... The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ... This USPS stamp illustrates Pollocks drip technique. ...

In 1952, she wedded for the second time to the German composer Stefan Wolpe, who was also associated with the abstract expressionist art scene. Wolpe was the director of Black Mountain College, where Morley was given a teaching post and worked with some of the most progressive artists of her time. Wolpe developed Parkinson's Disease in 1964, and Morley's life was taken up with caring for him until his death in 1972. A composer is a person who writes music. ... Stefan Wolpe (August 25, 1902 - April 4, 1972) was a German-born composer. ... From the time of its founding by John Rice in 1933, Black Mountain College, located near Asheville, North Carolina, was known as one of the leading progressive schools of art in the United States. ...

Though she had been writing poetry since a young age, it was not until 1976 (at the age of 60) that her first collection, A Blessing Outside Us, was published. She had five other collections published within her lifetime, and another after her death. Her poetry is in free verse and mainly deals with issues of femininity. Despite comparisons to Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, critical praise and numerous prizes, her work is not widely known. Free verse (or vers libre) is a style of poetry that is based on cadences that are more irregular than those of traditional poetic meter. ... Ezra Pound in 1913. ... T.S. Eliot (by E.O. Hoppe, 1919) Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an Anglo-American poet, dramatist, and critic. ...

Morley lived at Sag Harbor on Long Island for most of her later years, but, in 1997, she returned to London, where she died on 1998-03-23 after a fall. Sag Harbor is a village located in Suffolk County, New York, shared by the towns of East Hampton and Southampton. ... Image of Long Island taken by NASA. Long Island is an island off the North American coast. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ...

External Links

  • An Essay on Hilda Morley's Poetry (pdf)

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BBC - South East Wales Family history - Ken and Hilda Morley (546 words)
Ken and Hilda Morley have lived in the USA for over forty years, but they're still keen to remember their roots in Abertillery and trace their family history.
Hilda's family - Lucas - also came to Six Bells from the West country at the turn of the 19th century, in this case from Gloucester via Varteg.
The Morleys still keep in touch with friends from Abertillery, including several players from the town's rugby team which Ken captained in the early 1950s.
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