Born in Ilford, Essex, in 1908, KATHLEEN RAINE was raised by her father, a schoolmaster, and her Scottish mother, who shared her devotion to poetry with her only child. Author of more than thirty books, Raine has honors and awards that include the CBE and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Her books include Defending Ancient Springs, The Human Face of God, and her Collected Poems, published in 2000. She died in 2003 at the age of 95.
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