John Harold Hewitt

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Birthday
28, 1907
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Death Date
Jun 22, 1987 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1907
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Death Date
Jun 22, 1987 (79)

About

Northern Irish poet and political activist known for The Day of the Corncrake, Out of My Time, and other literary works. He worked for the Belfast Museum & Art Gallery for nearly three decades.

Before Fame

He graduated from Queen's University of Belfast in 1930. His early poems include "Conacre" and "No Rebel Word."

Trivia

His poem, "Neither an Elegy nor a Manifesto," was read at a ceremony in honor of the victims of a 1998 Northern Irish car bombing.

Family Life

He married Ruby Black, a fellow Socialist, in 1934.

Associated With

His early work was influenced by the poetry of William Butler Yeats.