Birth date: 
01/23/1861
Death date: 
04/02/1931

Katharine Tynan was an Irish-born writer, known mainly for her novels and poetry. After her marriage in 1898 to the writer and barrister Henry Albert Hinkson (1865–1919) she usually wrote under the name Katharine Tynan Hinkson (or Katharine Tynan-Hinkson or Katharine Hinkson-Tynan). Of their three children, Pamela Hinkson (1900–1982) was also known as a writer.

Biography

Tynan was born into a large farming family in Clondalkin, County Dublin, and educated at a convent school in Drogheda. Her poems were first published in 1878. She met and became friendly with the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1886. Tynan went on to play a major part in Dublin literary circles, until she married and moved to England; later she lived at Claremorris, County Mayo when her husband was a magistrate there from 1914 until 1919.

For a while, Tynan was a close associate of William Butler Yeats (who may have proposed marriage and been rejected, around 1885), and later a correspondent of Francis Ledwidge. She is said to have written over 100 novels; there were some unsurprising comments about a lack of self-criticism in her output. Her Collected Poems appeared in 1930; she also wrote five autobiographical volumes.

Poems by this Poet

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A Birth-Night Song 30 July 2013
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A Colloquy For M. W. 30 July 2013
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A Connaught Man For Hugh Maguire 30 July 2013
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A Gardener-Sage 30 July 2013
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A Girl's Song 30 July 2013
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A Hero 30 July 2013
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A Holy Week Song, 1918 30 July 2013
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A Lament 30 July 2013
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A Prayer For Those Who Shall Return 30 July 2013
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A Song for the New Year 1915 30 July 2013
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