Leftist

Leftist poetry is a historically and geographically wide-ranging category, united by the shared goals to foreground Leftist ideas and concerns. They were paricularly active in the 1930s.

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Title Leftist Type of Content School of Poetry
Number/Poets 17 Number/Members 1
Originally Posted 17 Apr 2013 Number/Content 17
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Edwin Rolfe Portrait
Edwin Rolfe

Born Solomon Fishman in New York, Edwin Rolfe grew up on Coney Island. He took the pen name Rolfe in high school and eventually adopted it as his only name.

Leftist

European
Male

Genevieve Taggard Portrait
Genevieve Taggard

Genevieve Taggard was born in Waitsburg, Washington, where both her parents taught school and where her father was the school principal.

Leftist

European
Female

Herman Spector Portrait
Herman Spector

A lifelong resident of New York, Herman Spector was a regular contributor to New Masses for several years, a key figure in the founding of the short-lived radical poetry journal Dynamo, and a contr

Leftist

No Data
Male

John Wheelwright Portrait
John Wheelwright

Born to a Boston Brahmin family, John Wheelright's father was an architect who designed a number of the city's well-known buildings.

Leftist

European
Male

Joseph Freeman Portrait
Joseph Freeman

Born in the Ukraine, Joseph Freeman came to the United States in 1904.

Leftist

Eastern European
Male

Joseph Kalar Portrait
Joseph Kalar

Joseph Kalar was born in Merritt, Minnesota, the second son in a family that would eventually comprise nine boys and a girl who died as an infant.

Leftist

European
Male

Joy Davidman Portrait
Joy Davidman

Joy Davidman's first publications appeared while she was still an undergraduate at Hunter College.

Leftist

European
Male

Kenneth Fearing

Fearing was born in Oak Park, Illinois, now a Chicago neighborhood. His father was an attorney, though the family broke up a year after Fearing was born and he moved in with an aunt.

Leftist

European
Male

Kenneth Rexroth Portrait
Kenneth Rexroth

Born in South Bend, Indiana, Kenneth Rexroth moved to Chicago with his family at age twelve.

Leftist

European
Male

Lola Ridge Portrait
Lola Ridge

Born Rose Emily Ridge in Dublin, Ireland, Ridge was taken by her mother to New Zealand when she was thirteen.

Leftist

European
Female

Lucia Trent Portrait
Lucia Trent

Lucia Trent's third book of poems, Children of Fire and Shadow (1929), a collection whose often witty radicalism anticipates some of the poetry of the next decade, is her most notable.

Leftist

European
Female

Muriel Rukeyser Portrait
Muriel Rukeyser

From the outset, Muriel Rukeyser was at once a political poet and a visionary.

Leftist

European
Female

Ruth Stone Portrait
Ruth Stone

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Ruth Stone grew up in Indiana and Illinois and was educated at the University of Illinois.

Leftist

European
Male

Sol Funaroff Portrait
Sol Funaroff

Sol Funaroff was born of Russian parents; his father died in Palestine after his family fled across Europe.

Leftist

European
Male

Tillie Lerner Olsen Portrait
Tillie Lerner Olsen

Born in Nebraska of Russian parents who participated in the 1905 Revolution and fled when it failed, Tillie Lerner had to leave school to work after the eleventh grade.

Leftist

Eastern European
Female

V. J. Jerome Portrait
V. J. Jerome

Born in a Polish ghetto, Victor Jeremy Jerome subsequently moved to London and from there came to New York. He joined the Communist Party in 1927 and in 1937 he became chairman of the U.S.

Leftist

Eastern European
Male

Weldon Kees Portrait
Weldon Kees

Born in Beatrice, Nebraska, Weldon Kees graduated from the University of Nebraska.

Leftist

European
Male

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