A poet, literary critic, and historian, May­nard grew up in Eng­land. He moved to Am­er­i­ca around 1920, then lived there the rest of his life

Though he considered himself primarily a poet, during his lifetime he was best known and most influential as a historian of Ro­man Ca­thol­i­cism, especially in the United States. His works in­clude:

  1. Sing to the Lord, the Rock of Our Sal­va­tion