Thomas stearns eliot om (26 september 1888 ) was an american-british poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor. Louis, missouri, to a prominent boston brahmin family, he moved to england in 1914 at the age of 25 and went on to settle, work and marry there. He became a british subject in 1927 at the age of 39, subsequently renouncing his. Do we really want to go there? It is a sad and desolate place. Eliot was twenty-six and, almost certainly, a frustrated virgin when, in 1915, he married vivienne haigh-wood. Anglo-american nobel prize winning poet ts eliot (1888 - 1965) has a drink with his second wife valerie after arriving from boston to meet press at host john nefs house, chicago, 1959. for most of his lifetime t s eliot appeared an austere and reticent figure. During the long breakdown of his first marriage, to vivienne haigh-wood, he took a vow of celibacy in 1928, controlled his relations with other women, and in 1953 planned to retire to an abbey. So some may be surprised by the sexual content of two sets of poems published in full for the first time in a complete edition. The sex life of ts eliot has traditionally been seen through the prism of his unhappy first marriage and the dysfunctional portrayals of sexuality in his poetry, but a new edition of his work. Valerie eliots death deprives poetry of its strongest advocate by david morley, www.