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Anything that burns you : a portrait of Lola Ridge, radical poet

Author: Terese Svoboda
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona : Schaffner Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Anything that Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet is the first full-length biography of Lola Ridge, a trailblazer for women, poetry, and human rights far ahead of her time. This biography traces her life from Ridge's childhood as an Irish immigrant in the mining towns of New Zealand to her years as a budding poet and artist in Sydney, Australia, and then to San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. By the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Lola Ridge; Lola Ridge
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terese Svoboda
ISBN: 9781936182961 1936182963 1936182971 9781936182978 193618298X 9781936182985
OCLC Number: 907651942
Description: 551 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dublin, Sydney, Hokitika, Sydney, San Francisco, 1873-1907. "One of them" --
Ambition in New Zealand --
"The smoking fuse" --
The arts in Australia --
Beyond Sydney --
Last links with Australasia --
"Not without fame in her own land" --
New York City and beyond, 1908-1917. "Our gifted rebel poet" --
David Lawson and the Ferrer Center --
"Small towns crawling out of their green shirts" --
Modernism in New York, 1918-1928. The ghetto and other poems --
"Sex permeates everything" --
Others and its editors --
Soirées for others --
"Woman and the creative will" --
Red summer --
"We who touched liberty" --
Sun-up and other poems --
Sunwise turn and Ridge's broom --
Broom's parties and the making of an American idiom --
Broom's demise --
Finding the means: Marie Garland and Louise Adams Floyd --
Politics and red flag --
"Brunhilda of the sick bed" --
Sacco and Vanzetti --
Yaddo, firehead, Baghdad, dance of fire, Taos, 1929-35. Yaddo and the writing of firehead --
Firehead's success --
Return to Yaddo: Taggard and Copland --
Europe on patronage --
Babylon and back --
The radical left in the 1930s --
Shelley awards, a poets guild prize, and a Guggenheim --
Dance of fire from New Mexico --
Poetry in the Southwest --
Mexico, California, New York City, 1935-1941. Mexico and romance --
Retreat from Mexico --
Anti-woman, anti-experiment, anti-radical --
"The fire of the world in running through me" --
Legacy: fire and smoke.
Responsibility: Terese Svoboda.

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"Anything that Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet is the first full-length biography of Lola Ridge, a trailblazer for women, poetry, and human rights far ahead of her time. This biography traces her life from Ridge's childhood as an Irish immigrant in the mining towns of New Zealand to her years as a budding poet and artist in Sydney, Australia, and then to San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. By the 1920s, she was at the center of Modernism, and good friends with William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore, while promoting the careers of Hart Crane and Jean Toomer and editing the literary journals Others and Broom, in addition to writing brilliant socially critical poems. At one time considered one of the most popular poets of her day, Ridge later fell out of critical favor due to her impassioned verse and that looked head-on at the major social woes of society, infused with a radical belief in freedom, gleaned from her mentors Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger"--
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