Amy Levy

(1861 - 10 September 1889 / London)

Amy Levy
Do you like this poet?
32 person liked.
23 person did not like.


Amy Levy was born in London, England in 1861. She was the 2nd of 7 children into a somewhat wealthy Anglo-Jewish family. The children of the family read and participated in secular literary activities and the family frequently took part in home theatricals -- they firmly integrated into Victorian life.

She was educated at Brighton High School, Brighton, and studied at Newnham College, Cambridge; she was the first Jewish student at Newnham, when she arrived in 1879, but left after four terms.

Her circle of friends included Clementina Black, Dollie Radford, Eleanor Marx (daughter of Karl Marx), and Olive Schreiner. Levy wrote stories, essays, and poems for periodicals, ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Comments about Amy Levy

There is no comment submitted by members..
Best Poem of Amy Levy

At Dawn

In the night I dreamed of you;
All the place was filled
With your presence; in my heart
The strife was stilled.

All night I have dreamed of you;
Now the morn is grey.--
How shall I arise and face
The empty day?

Read the full of At Dawn

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]