Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was the first Irish poet to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923. Most critics believe Yeats' best works, however, were completed after he received the Nobel Prize, and include "The Tower," which was published in 1928, and "The Winding Stair and Other Poems" released the following year. Another poet on Yeats' continent probably started English romantic literature
Una Marson (1905-1965) was a pioneer Jamaican feminist, poet, playwright and social activist. A black Jamaican woman, from the middle class and of strict Baptist upbringing, Marson emigrated to work in London in 1932, producing plays, poems and programs for the BBC during World War II. She was the epitome of a black political artist.