Poetry & Biography

December 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm (books) (, , )

Received notice in the mail of an upcoming (January 2016) biography:

lola ridge

Read more about the author, Terese Svoboda or the book,
Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet
click the cover photo

Lola Ridge was born in 1873 in Dublin; she emigrated first to New Zealand and then the U.S. Her first book of poetry, The Ghetto and Other Poems came out in 1918. Her papers are held at Smith College, in Northampton, Mass.


  1. Sandra Y Halifax said,

    Re your research on Lady Mordaunt and daughter Emma – my Great Great Grandfather was John Halifax, the butler at the time of the 1841 census. I would love to receive information that you may have on the household. Thanking you in advance.

    • Janeite Kelly said,

      Hi, Sandra – how *thrilling* that you have caught sight of your Great Great Grandfather! I’m not sure what I have on the Mordaunt _household_, for Richard was often simply mentioning them or going off to see them – but I’ll certainly look. Just had a shiver of a thought: Your g-g-grandfather undoubtedly met my Richard and Fanny!


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