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To the Many

Collected Early Works

Lola Ridge

Edited by Daniel Tobin

The book cover for To the Many
Categories: 20th Century, American, Little Island Press
Imprint: Little Island Press
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (440 pages)
(Pub. Jan 2019)
9780993505645
£14.99 £13.49
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  • Transnational long before the term gained currency, Lola Ridge (1873-1941) was one of the most notable poets writing in America from the publication of her first book, The Ghetto, in 1918 until her death, inauspiciously, shortly before America s entry into the Second World War. Included are the complete texts of her first three books of poems, The Ghetto, Sun-Up, and Red Flag, as well as the never before published manuscript Verses (1905), the book of early poems she sought to publish in Australia before departing for America in 1907. With its publication, Lola Ridge s important place in the history of twentieth century poetry takes a significant step toward being recognized and restored.

    Lola Ridge
    Lola Ridge †was a poet and champion of the working class. Politically active before socialism became fashionable among New York intellectuals, Ridge participated in protests, marches, and pickets with ferocious spirit. Throughout her life she suffered illnesses, eventually dying of pulmonary tuberculosis in 1941, yet her writing is vigorous and electric. ... read more
    Daniel Tobin
    Daniel Tobin †is the author of seven books of poems and has published numerous essays on modern and contemporary poetry in the United States and abroad. He teaches in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College in Boston. ... read more
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