Our teacher Pato Chujman tld us to look up information about the writer of the poem “Passion” by Katlhleen Raine.
- Born 14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003
- Kathleen Raine was born at Ilford, Essex (now part of London)
- British poet, critic, and scholar writing. A visionary poet whose work probed the intersection of science and mysticism, Raine bridged elements of Jungian psychology and neo-Platonism in her work
- Interested in various forms of spirituality, most prominently Platonism and Neoplatonism, she was a founder member of the Temenos Academy.
- Raine received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Literature, the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize, the Oscar Blumenthal Prize, the Chapelbrook Award, the Cholmondeley Award, and the Smith Literary Award and a Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
- Poetry was deeply ingrained in the daily lives of her maternal ancestors. From her father she gained a love of etymology and the literary aspect of poetry. She wrote that for her poetry was “not something invented but given…Brought up as I was in a household where poets were so regarded it naturally became my ambition to be a poet”
- Her first book of poetry, Stone And Flower (1943). Living in Time (1946). The Pythoness in 1949. Her classics include Who Are We?, the two-volume Blake and Tradition.