The publisher of the various anthologies of
Georgian Poetry, Harold Monro, was born in Brussels in 1879. He
describes himself as "author, publisher, editor and book-seller."
Monro founded The Poetry Bookshop in London in 1912, a unique
establishment having as its object a practical relation between
poetry and the public, and keeping in stock nothing but poetry,
the drama, and books connected with these subjects. His quarterly
Poetry and Drama (discontinued during the war and revived
in 1919 as The Monthly Chapbook), was in a sense the organ
of the younger men; and his shop, in which he has lived for the
last seven years except while he was in the army, became a
genuine literary center.
Of Monro's books, the two most important are
Strange Meetings (1917) and Children of Love
(1919). "The Nightingale Near the House," one of the loveliest of
his poems, is also one of his latest and has not yet appeared in
any of his volumes.