Beatrice Witte Ravenel Circle


Beatrice Witte Ravenel (1870-1956) was a Charleston poet and artist. While attending Radcliffe, she joined the editorial board of Harvard Monthly Magazine. Appearing in The Atlantic and Harper’s, her poetry garnered national attention and acclaim. Though her published output was small, and the writing of poetry was never more than a minor part of her personal life, Mrs. Ravenel’s work is now recognized as the best poetry of the Charleston Renaissance, and the equal of any poetry of her era.