Craig (Knox), Isa (F)

b. 31 October 1831. d. 23 December 1903. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet (writing in English and Scots) and novelist. Campaigned for women’s education and legal rights. Pseudonym: “Isa.” Née Craig. Married her cousin John Knox in May 1866, after which she used the signatures “Isa Craig Knox” and “Mrs. Knox.” Prolific periodical poet, beginning her career by publishing poems in the *Scotsman*. Edited *The Argosy* (1865-1867). Closely associated with the Langham Place Group and friends with Bessie Rayner Parkes. Member of the Portfolio Society and a staff member of the *English Woman’s Journal*. Assistant Secretary for the Promotion of of Social Science. Won first prize in the 1859 Burns Competition. Edited *Poems: An Offering to Lancashire* (1863). Author of *Poems by Isa* (1856), *Duchess Agnes, a Drama, and Other Poems* (1864), *Songs of Consolation* (1874). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Sonnet 1849-03-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6012
The Ae Lamb o’ the Fauld 1856-04-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6294
The Blind Bairn 1856-04-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6296
Going Out and Coming In 1856-04-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6295
The Stranger’s Lair 1858-06-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1562
The Ballad of the Brides of Quair 1859-02-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1630
The Woodroof 1859-06-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1634
A Dream of Death 1859-08-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1636
Ivy Leaves 1860-10-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1656
Crown and Cross 1861-08-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1666
The Christmas Child 1862-01 Good Words Poet 396
Never to Know 1862-01-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1671
May-Day, 1862. An Ode 1862-05 Good Words Poet 406
Our Shadow 1862-06-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1679
St. Elmo 1863-01 Good Words Poet 1569
The Root of Love 1863-01-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1698
In the Dark 1863-07 Good Words Poet 1585
Rest: An Ode 1863-10 Good Words Poet 1593
Common 1863-11-02 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1717
The Way in the Wood 1864 Good Words Poet 1616
One in the Crowd. April 10th, 1864 1864-05 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14283
Petermann’s Land A. D. 1870 1865 Good Words Poet 1738
The Mill in the Valley 1866-07-01 Good Words Poet 1806
On the Hills 1867-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14382
The Ravens 1868-02-01 Good Words Poet 1892
The Gold Bridge. A Legend of the Ninth Century 1868-05-01 Good Words Poet 1901
Laid at Rest. Westminster Abbey, April 18th, 1874 1874-05 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14512
The Schoolmistress 1878 Good Words Poet 2767
Best 1892-03 Victorian Magazine Poet 1527