Custance, Olive (F)

b. 7 February 1874. d. 13 February 1944. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet. Born in London. Closely connected with leading figures from the decadent movement, including John Gray, John Lane, and Richard Le Gallienne. Prolific periodical poet, including contributions to *The Yellow Book*, *The Savoy*, the *Pall Mall Gazette*, the *English Illustrated Magazine*, and *Plain English* (the anti-Semitic magazine founded by her husband). Married Lord Alfred Douglas on 4 March 1902, but separated in 1913 although they remained close. Converted to Catholicism in 1917. Author of the poetry volumes *Opals* (1897), *Rainbows* (1902), *The Blue Bird* (1905), and *The Inn of Dreams* (1911). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 8
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Twilight 1894-10 The Yellow Book Poet 785
The Waking of Spring 1895-01 The Yellow Book Poet 794
A Madrigal 1895-07 The Yellow Book Poet 818
The Poet’s Picture 1895-10 The Yellow Book Poet 828
A Mood 1896-01 The Yellow Book Poet 997
Sunshine 1896-04 The Yellow Book Poet 1005
The White Statue 1896-10 The Yellow Book Poet 1013
Pierrot 1897-01 The Yellow Book Poet 1029