LOLA RIDGE AND OTHERS: TERESE SVOBODA
Early 20th-century radical poet and editor Lola Ridge was born in Ireland, raised in NZ and Australia and settled in New York where she became a poet and activist. Guggenheim Fellow and award-winning writer Terese Svoboda has restored Ridge to her rightful place in history with the biography Anything That Burns You. Svoboda has also written 17 other works—including poetry and fiction, and the engrossing and suspenseful Black Glasses Like Clark Kent, a memoir of her uncle, who served as a military policeman in occupied Japan. In conversation with Stephanie Johnson.