By Carl Rollyson
The arguable American poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), a founding member of the Imagist workforce that integrated D. H. Lawrence and H. D., excelled because the impresario for the “new poetry” that turned information around the U. S. within the years after global struggle I. Maligned via T. S. Eliot because the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and ridiculed via Ezra Pound, Lowell has been taken care of by means of prior biographers as an overweight, sex-starved, inferior poet who smoked cigars and made a spectacle of herself, canvassing the rustic on lecture excursions that drew crowds within the hundreds and hundreds for her electrifying performances.
In truth, Lowell wrote the various most interesting love lyrics of the 20th century and led a whole and loving lifestyles along with her consistent significant other, the retired actress Ada Russell. She was once offered the Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1926. This provocative new biography, the 1st in 40 years, restores Amy Lowell to her complete humanity in an period that, eventually, is starting to savor the contributions of gays and lesbians to American’s cultural history. Drawing on newly came across letters and papers, Rollyson’s biography ultimately supplies this bright poet her due.