Dora Sigerson Shorter

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Dora Sigerson

Dora Sigerson (August 16, 1866 – January 6, 1918)[1] was an Irish poet, who after her marriage in 1895 wrote under the name Dora Sigerson Shorter.

She was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of George Sigerson, a surgeon and writer, and Hester (née Varian) also a writer. She was a major figure of the Irish Literary Revival, publishing many collections of poetry from 1893. Her friends included Katharine Tynan, a noted Irish-born poet and author, Rose Kavanagh and Alice Furlong, writers and poets.[2]

In 1895 she married Clement King Shorter, an English journalist and literary critic. They lived together in London, until her death.[3]

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  1. ^ "Dora Sigerson Shorter". All Poetry. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Curran, C. P. (1970). Under the Receding Wave. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. ISBN 978-0-7171-0276-1. 
  3. ^ Shorter, Aylward (2003). The Shorter Family. Bowie: Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-2293-6. 

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