The Aunt of Abbott Lowell II, and a famous poet
Amy Lowell was born into Brookline’s prominent Lowell family, sister to astronomer Percival Lowell and Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell. She never attended college because her family did not consider that proper for a woman, but she compensated with avid reading and near-obsessive book-collecting. She lived as a socialite and travelled widely, turning to poetry in 1902. She met Ezra Pound in England, and he became a major influence and a major critic of her work.