Who is Lola Ridge

Lola Ridge (born Rose Emily Ridge; 12 December, 1873 Dublin, Ireland – 19 May, 1941 Brooklyn, New York) was an Irish-born New Zealand-American anarchist and modernist poet, and an influential editor of avant-garde, feminist, and Marxist publications. She is best known for her long poems and poetic sequences, published in numerous magazines and collected in five books of poetry.Along with other political poets of the early Modernist period, Ridge has received renewed critical attention since the late 20th century and has been lauded by contemporary poets for her choice and ability to write about urban spaces in her poems. A selection of her poetry was published in 2007, and a biography, Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet (by Terese Svoboda) was published in 20...
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Lola Ridge Poems

  • Dedication (to My Mother)
    Let me cradle myself back
    Into the darkness
    Of the half shapes...
    Of the cauled beginnings... ...
  • The Tidings (easter 1916)
    Censored lies that mimic truth...
    Censored truth as pale as fear...
    My heart is like a rousing bell -
    And but the dead to hear... ...
  • Snow Dance For The Dead
    Dance, little children ... it is holy twilight . . .
    Have you hung paper flowers about the necks of the ikons?
    Dance soft . . . but very gaily ... on tip-toes like the snow.
    ...
  • Windows
    TIME-STONE

    Hallo, Metropolitanâ??
    Ubiquitous windows staring all ways, ...
  • The Spilling Of The Wine
    The soldiers lie upon the snow,
    That no longer gyrates under the spinning lights
    Night juggles in her fat black hands.
    They will not babble any more secrets to loose-mouthed ...
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Wind 38 Light 37 Night 31 White 25 Red 22 Black 22 Green 20 World 20 Great 20 Fire 17


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Ajuju_boy1: this is a poem in english by the irish poet lola ridge. she was writing in 1918 about an invisible force that whirls around the globe causing terror and horror. the chords in this piece mainly comes from the repeated overlapping melodies that swirls each other to
Neurosocialself: ‘you are full of unspent dreams .. you are laden with beginnings ..’ lola ridge wind rising in the alleys
Lostdogtx: lost dog name: lola / date lost: 2022-09-22 location: hacienda dr, near blue ridge blvd & s cockrell hill rd, oak cliff, dallas, dallas county, tx 75233 mix, female, white, 1 yrs, 10-20 lbs please contact owner directly!! they might not see comments!! contact: 99…
Sublunaryeds: volume 1 includes carnevali's short stories, prose sketches, and his autobiographical novel the first god, along with selected letters to harriet monroe, lola ridge, william carlos williams, carl sandburg, ezra pound, and more.
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