Eckley, Sophie May (F)

b. 9 July 1823. d. 15 September 1874. Nationality: American. VIAF.
Poet. Pseudonym: “S. M. E.” Born in Boston. Née Tuckerman. Cousin of Louisa May Alcott and sister of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman. Married David Eckley, Jr, on 12 January 1848. Lived in Italy in the 1850s and involved in spiritualist experiments with Elizabeth Barrett Browning before their estrangement (Barrett Browning wrote about Eckley in the poem “Where’s Agnes?”). Publications include *The Oldest of the Old World* (1860), *Poems* (1863), *Light on Dark Days* (1863), *Easter Roses* (1864), *Minor Chords and Other Poems* (1869). Biographical information: <https://www.browningscorrespondence.com/biographical-sketches/?nameId=520> (2 June 2020); Alison Chapman, *Networking the Nation: British and American Poetry and Italy, 1840-1870*, Oxford University Press, 2015, ch. 10. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Vision 1862-07-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1680
Blanche 1863-07-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1705