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Hilda Doolittle (known by her initials H.D.) was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She attended Bryn Mawr College, but dropped out and went to England in 1911. In 1913, she married Richard Aldington, a novelist and biographer. Her first published poems appeared in the journal Poetry in 1913 and then in the English Review, the Transatlantic Review, and the Egoist. H.D. met Annie Winifred Ellerman, known as Bryher, in 1918, and they became lifelong companions.
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