British traditionalist poet known for her technical mastery of lyric poetry. Her award-winning poetic works include A Way of Looking and Collected Poems 1953–1985.
She graduated from St. Anne's College, Oxford, where she studied to be a librarian.
She was a devout Catholic, and her faith greatly influenced her literary work.
She was born in Lincolnshire and grew up in Oxford, England.
She cited W.H. Auden as one of her major literary influences.