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By Carl Rollyson

The debatable American poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), a founding member of the Imagist staff that incorporated D. H. Lawrence and H. D., excelled because the impresario for the “new poetry” that grew to become information around the U. S. within the years after global battle I. Maligned by means of T. S. Eliot because the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and ridiculed by way of Ezra Pound, Lowell has been handled through 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 of thousands for her electrifying performances.

In truth, Lowell wrote a few of the best love lyrics of the 20th century and led a whole and loving existence along with her consistent better half, 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, ultimately, is starting to get pleasure from the contributions of gays and lesbians to American’s cultural historical past. Drawing on newly came upon letters and papers, Rollyson’s biography ultimately provides this shiny poet her due.

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