Louise Imogen Guiney

Louise Imogen Guiney was an American poet and essayist. She also worked as an editor, postmistress, and in the cataloging department of the Boston Public Library. Her works include Lovers’ Saint Ruth’s and Three Other Tales, a collection of short stories published in 1895 and Nine Sonnets Written at Oxford which was published the same year. She also wrote Blessed Edmund Campion and The Martyrs’ Idyl and Shorter Poems.

Reserve

‘Reserve’ by Louise Imogen Guiney tells of a man’s love for a listener to whom he has done some irreconcilable wrong.

The Light of the House

‘The Light of the House’ by Louise Imogen Guiney describes the overwhelmingly positive memory that a dead man has on the day to day functions of a home. 

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