It’s Irish Heritage Month as well as Women’s History Month, so what better time to introduce you to an Irish Canadian woman who is not only a favored poet but a famous first in Irish literature.
Isabella Valancy Crawford (25 December 1850 – 12 February 1887) was a Canadian writer and poet. She was one of the first Canadians to make a living as a freelance writer.
“Crawford is increasingly being viewed as Canada’s first major poet.” She is the author of “Malcolm’s Katie,” a poem that has achieved “a central place in the canon of nineteenth-century Canadian poetry.”
Source cited: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Valancy_Crawford