Teresa Brayton: In an Irish Twilight
Morrin, Ms. Olive (2002) Teresa Brayton: In an Irish Twilight. .
Teresa Brayton, poet, literary nationalist, author of "The Old Bog Road" was born in Kilbrook, Kilcock in 1868. She emigrated to America in 1895 and became well known in Irish-American circles. She published extensively in many American newspapers and magazines and was closely associated with the 1916 Rising. In 1913 she published her first book of poetry called "Songs of the Dawn, The Flame of Ireland" appeared in 1926 and "Christmas Verses" in 1934. Her main themes were the exile's nostalgic loss of homeland, nationalism and religion. She returned permanently to Ireland in 1932 and died in her home Kilbrook in 1943. Presidnet de Valera unveiled a memorial cross over her grave in 1959.
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