Mary Britton Miller (Author of Wach Ich Oder Schlaf Ich)
The City At Night-Visual Poem
MILLER, Mary Britton
Mary Britton Miller, a poet who became a novelist after her 60th birthday, died yesterday at the DeWitt Nursing Home at East 79th Street after a long illness. She was 91 years old. The five books Miss Miller produced between the ages of 63 and 87 were all dictated in her Greenwich Village apartment because of failing eyesight and published under the nom de plume Isabel Bolton. Their parents, Charles P. The rearing of the twins, and an older sister and two brothers, was entrusted to a grandmother, and later, an aunt and governess at a rambling and deteriorating family home surrounded by elms, orchards and grape arbors in Springfield, Mass. Miss Miller studied at a boarding school in Cambridge, Mass. In her free time in her Greenwich Village apartment, she attempted her own poems.
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City At Night poem by Ishan Suman (poet Mary Britton Mille)
The tragic events of Mary Britton Miller's childhood, which haunted her throughout her long life, are depicted in two books. In the Days of Thy Youth , a fictionalized autobiography, and Under Gemini , a memoir, describe the sudden deaths of Miller's parents, within an hour of each other, when Miller and her twin sister, Grace, were four. Moved with two brothers and a sister to their grandmother's Springfield, Massachusetts house, and from thence to other relatives, the twins thought, acted, and reacted as one person. The two books end with another tragedy—the death, by drowning, of twin sister Grace at age fourteen. Of the aborted twinship experience, Miller said "Those early years with her are my treasury … of swift and accurate response to human behavior, of a queer sense of seeing into and through human beings who accompany me through life. Miller attended boarding school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and subsequently traveled and did volunteer social work in Greenwich Village. The poetry Miller wrote in her free time resulted in her first publications.