Charles Hubert Sisson (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

C. H. Sisson

Charles Hubert Sisson, CH, usually cited as C. H. Sisson, was a British writer, best known as a poet and translator.

Born: April 22, 1914, Bristol
Died: September 05, 2003
Occupation: Poet, writer, translator.
Nationality: English
Education: University of Bristol

About Charles Hubert Sisson

A 20th-century British author, poet and translator, he is remembered for An Asiatic Romance (1953), The London Zoo (1961), and other poetry collections. As a translator, he focused on the work of Catullus, Horace, Dante, and Racine.

Before Fame

He studied philosophy and English at the University of Bristol and was stationed during World War II at the British Army’s post in India.


He began working as a civil servant in 1936. His poetry collection, The London Zoo, offers a pointed social critique of the British Civil Service.

Family Life

He married Nora Gilbertson in 1937. The couple later became parents to two daughters.


His poetry was first published in X, a London journal founded by artist Patrick Swift.

Information related to C. H. Sisson

  • Former Baptists
  • Converts to Anglicanism
  • Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour
  • English translators
  • 20th-century English poets

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