By Terese Svoboda

The first full-length biography of Lola Ridge, a trailblazer for girls, poetry, and human rights a long way sooner than her time
 
This wealthy and specific account of the existence and global of Lola Ridge, poet, artist, editor, and activist for the reason for women’s rights, staff’ rights, racial equality and social reform. From her adolescence as a newly arrived Irish immigrant within the grim mining cities of latest Zealand to her years as a budding poet and artist in Sydney, Australia, to her migration to the United States and the towns of San Francisco, Chicago, and manhattan. At one time one in all the preferred poets of her day, she later fell out of serious desire because of her real looking 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 vigorous portrait supplies a veritable who’s who of all of the key avid gamers within the arts, literature, and radical politics of the time, during which Lola Ridge stood entrance and center.

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