Bell, John Joy (M)

b. 7 June 1871. d. 14 November 1934. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet, novelist, editor, and journalist. Alternative signature: “J. J. Bell.” Born in Glasgow. Father was a tobacco manufacturer. Educated at Kelvinside Academy and the University of Glasgow. Author of poetry volume *The New Noah’s Ark* (1899). Worked for the *Glasgow Evening Times* and sub-editor of *The Scots Pictorial*. *Chambers’s Journal* ledger lists his address as Northcote, Dowanhill, Glasgow (poem published 5 February 1898; NLS Dep 341/371). Additional biographical information: Reilly, *Late Victorian Poetry*, p. 39.

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“At Parting” 1898-02-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12699
The Hope of Love 1898-05-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12712
The Bookworm 1898-07-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12719
“The White Heather” 1898-08-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12725
Ere the Day 1898-09-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12729
Happy! 1898-11-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12735
In February 1899-02-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12554
Our April 1899-03-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12558
In May 1899-04-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12563
Reconciliation 1899-10-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12588
At the River’s Edge 1900-04-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12444
The Butterflies 1900-06-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12452
The Summer Wind 1900-07-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12455
Longing 1900-08-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12460
The Holiday 1900-09-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12466
The Moonlight 1900-12-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12481
A Song of Wind and Sea 1901-04-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12501
To Love 1901-05-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12504