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Monday, May 27, 2013
English poet Sidney Keyes was born - 1922
English poet Arthur Kilworth Keyes was born on May 27, 1922. He attended Tonbridge School for his secondary
education and later, Queen’s College, Oxford. While at Oxford, Keyes wrote the
only two books of his lifetime, The Cruel Solstice and The Iron
Laurel. During this time he fell in love with the young German artist Milein
Cosman, but his love was not returned. In April 1942, Keyes left Oxford and
joined the British Army. He was sent with his regiment to fight in the Tunisia
Campaign of World War II. Prior to this service, Keyes had already written more
than half of the 110 poems that would later be gathered in The Collected
Poems of Sidney Keyes. During combat, he was reported to have continued
writing poetry. However, these works have not survived. Keyes fought and died
in action on April 29, 1943, shortly before his 21st birthday. In 1943, he was posthumously
awarded the Hawthornden Prize for The Cruel Solstice and The Iron
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