Una Marson

Una Marson

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, 6 February 1905, Una Maud Marson was a poet, editor, activist, journalist and playwright. She was Jamaica’s first female magazine editor and publisher (The Cosmopolitan) and through her work with the Pioneer Press she published Vera Bell, Ethel Rovere and Louise Bennett Coverley. As the first black female employee of the BBC Marson developed her Calling the West Indies programme for servicemen into Caribbean Voices. She has five collections of poetry: Tropic Reveries (1930), Heights and Depths (1932), Moth and the Star (1937), Towards the Stars (1945) and Selected Poems (2011). Una Marson authored three plays At What a Price (1932), London Calling (1937) and Pocomania (1938). She died in Kingston on 6 May 1965.