Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961), who published under the pen name H.D., was an American poet and novelist known for her participation with the early twentieth-century avant-garde Imagist movement and for helping to define free verse. Many of her poems questioned conventional gender roles, and she used myth to reconstruct a mythic past for women.
Better known by her initials H.D., she was a poet who changed the course of modern verse. In 1901, the 15-year-old H.D. met a dashing young poet named Ezra Pound, who was to change her life. Later, a long trip to Greece created a new outlet for H.D. in the study of Greek mythology.
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