Michael Field

Michael Field was the pseudonym of English poets Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Emma Cooper, who was Bradley’s niece, ward, and lover. Together, they authored multiple books of poetry and verse drama, including Callirrhoë: Fair Rosamund (G. Bell and Sons, 1884), Sight and Song (E. Mathews and J. Lane, 1892), and Work and Days (J. Murray, 1933), their collaboratively-written journal kept over twenty-five years. Even after their true identities were revealed to the public by their close friend and confidant Robert Browning, they enjoyed a long, successful literary career. They died within ten months of each other, on December 13, 1913, and September 26, 1914, respectively.