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Selected Poetry of Katharine Hinkson (1861-1931)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Choice
  2. The Mother
  3. Reparation
  4. Sheep and Lambs
  5. When a Little Farm I Keep


Notes on Life and Works

Katharine Tynan, born on January 23, 1861, in Dublin, was educated at the Sienna Convent in Drogheda. She authored over one hundred novels, a five-volume autobiography, and several books of poems. Her friends included George Russell, W. B. Yeats, Christina Rossetti, and Alice Meynell. She married Henry Albert Hinkson, lawyer and novelist, in 1883 and they had three children. She lived both in Ireland and England and died at Wimbledon on April 2, 1931.

Biographical information

Given name: Catharine
Family name: Hinkson
Maiden name: Tynan
Birth date: 23 January 1861
Death date: 2 April 1931
Ethnicity: Irish
First RPO edition: 2002