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Biography

Laura Elizabeth McCully (1886-1924) is a Canadian poet.

Life

McCully was born in Toronto, the daughter of Helen (Fitzgibbon) and Samuel Edward McCully. As a teenager she began publishing poetry, and winning prizes in the Young People's Corner of the Toronto Mail and Empire. She was educated at University College, Toronto, graduating in 1909 with first-class honors in English, French, German, and history. She spent the 1909-1910 academic year as a fellow of Yale College.

Her first collection of poetry, Mary Magdalene and other poems, was published in 1914. During World War I she worked in a munitions plant, and worked on a translation of Beowulf into modern English.

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