Spring Evenings In Sterling Street – A Collection of unpublished poems by Creole writer Eliot Bliss


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ELIOT (EILEEN) BLISS was a Creole writer born in 1903 in Kingston, Jamaica, a British colony at the time. She died, forgotten and neglected, in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, in December 1990. At her side was her lifelong companion, Patricia Allan-Burns, who had supported and taken care of her for 60 years.

She was born Eileen, but changed her name to Eliot when she moved to England.
She was a known lesbian and a good friend of poet Anna Wickham, who introduced her to the literary circle headed by feminist activist Natalie Clifford Barney.
Being white, Creole and lesbian shaped her personality and her life, leading her to choices that were not always accepted by society.
 The poems collected here were written from 1922 to 1931, and were found in 2004 in the apartment she had shared with Ms Allan-Burns.These poems reflect different stages and periods in Eliot Bliss’s life: There are poems that bring to mind the Caribbean, where she was born and whose memory she would always carry with her; others are dedicated to spiritual life; some to important literary figures, women who had an influence on her life.
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