Dora Sigerson Shorter

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Dora Sigerson

Dora Maria Sigerson Shorter (16 August 1866 – 6 January 1918)[1] was an Irish poet and sculptor, 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, 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 at age 51 from undisclosed causes.[3]

Select works[edit]


  1. ^ "Dora Sigerson Shorter". All Poetry. Retrieved 24 October 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, MD: Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-2293-6. 

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