Amy Lowell (1874-1925) was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, into a prominent New England family. She flouted her respectable background with her ubiquitous black cigars and her proto-feminist poetry, and was highly influential in attracting interest to modern poetry, especially imagism. Her many poetry collections include A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, Pictures of the Floating World, and Ballads for Sale. Her nonfiction works include a biography of John Keats and Six French Poets. Lowell posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926 for her collection What’s O’Clock.