Walter de la Mare
1873 - 1958
Walter de la Mare was an English poet, novelist, and short story writer. Born in Charlton, London, he was known for his imaginative and dreamlike works, often featuring themes of childhood and the supernatural. De la Mare's early poetry collections, including "Songs of Childhood" and "Peacock Pie," won critical acclaim and established him as a leading voice in the world of English poetry. He also wrote several successful novels, including "The Return" and "Memoirs of a Midget." De la Mare's writing was characterized by its lyrical style, evocative language, and imaginative imagery, and continues to be widely regarded as some of the finest poetry of the 20th century. He died in 1956, but his works continue to be celebrated for their unique vision and enduring beauty.