By Terese Svoboda
This wealthy and distinctive account of the lifestyles and global of Lola Ridge, poet, artist, editor, and activist for the reason for women’s rights, employees’ rights, racial equality and social reform. From her early life as a newly arrived Irish immigrant within the grim mining cities of recent Zealand to her years as a budding poet and artist in Sydney, Australia, to her migration to the US and the towns of San Francisco, Chicago, and big apple. At one time one in every of the preferred poets of her day, she later fell out of severe want because of her practical and impassioned verse that regarded head on on the significant social woes of society. in addition, her paintings and appearances along the likes of Margaret Sanger, Emma Goldman, Will Durant, and different socialists and radicals positioned her within the line of fireplace not just of the police and executive, but in addition the literary pundits who criticized her activism as being over the top and melodramatic. This energetic portrait supplies a veritable who’s who of all of the key gamers within the arts, literature, and radical politics of the time, during which Lola Ridge stood entrance and center.
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Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet by Terese Svoboda