Rickword, John Edgell
- (1898-1982)Born in Colchester, Essex, he joined the Artists Rifles in 1916 and saw active service as an officer with the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was invalided out of the army after the Armistice and was awarded the Military Cross. He went up to Pembroke College, Oxford in 1919, but stayed only four terms, reading French literature, and leaving when he married. He became a reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman. He founded the literary review Calendar of Modern Letters, which ran from 1925 to 1927. In the 1930s he joined the Communist Party of Great Britain and was politically active during the period of the Spanish Civil War. From 1944 to 1947 he was the editor of the Communist review Our Time. Some of his poetry publications: Behind the Eyes, 1921. Rimbaud: The Boy and the Poet, 1924. Invocation to Angels, 1928. Collected Poems, 1947. Twittingpan and Some Others, 1981. Some of his poems: "Complaint after PsychoAnalysis," "Cosmogony," "The Cascade," "The Contemporary Muse," "The Encounter," "The Handmaid of Religion," "The Soldier Addresses his Body," "Trench Poets," "Winter Warfare."Sources: Biography of Edgell Rickword (http://encyclopedie-en.snyke.com/articles/edgell_rickword.html). Oldpoetry (www.oldpoetry.com). Peace and War: A Collection of Poems. Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark, eds. Oxford University Press, 1989. Poetry Nation: A Conversation with Edgell Rickword (http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=1920). Portraits of Poets. Sebastian Barker, ed. Carcanet, 1986. The Chatto Book of Modern Poetry 1915-1955. Cecil Day Lewis and John Lehmann, eds. Chatto and Windus, 1966. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Devil's Book of Verse: Masters of the Poison Pen from Ancient Times to the Present Day. Richard Conniff, ed. Dodd, Mead, 1983. The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse. John Heath-Stubbs and David Wright, eds. Faber and Faber, 1975. The Oxford Book of Satirical Verse. Geoffrey Grigson, ed. Oxford University Press, 1980. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry. Jon Silkin, ed. Penguin Books, 1979.
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
Look at other dictionaries:
Edgell Rickword — John Edgell Rickword, MC (October 22 1898 March 15 1982) was an English poet and critic, and journalist and literary editor. He became one of the leading communist intellectuals active in the 1930s.He was born in Colchester, Essex. He served as… … Wikipedia
John Middleton Murry — For other people with a similar name, see John Murray (disambiguation). For his son who was also a writer, see John Middleton Murry, Jr.. Grave of John Middleton Murry at Thelnetham Church in Suffolk John Middleton Murry (6 August 1889 – 12 March … Wikipedia
Arthur St. John Adcock — (January 17, 1864, London – June 9, 1930), was an English novelist and poet, remembered for his discovery of the then unknown poet W. H. Davies. Adcock was a Fleet Street journalist for half a century, and editor of The Bookman . According to A.… … Wikipedia
Jack Lindsay — Robert Leeson Jack Lindsay (October 20 1900 1990) was an Australian born writer, who from 1926 lived in the United Kingdom, initially in Essex. He was born in Melbourne, but spent his formative years in Brisbane. He was the eldest son of Norman… … Wikipedia
Oxford poetry anthologies — The Oxford University Press published a long series of poetry anthologies, dealing in particular with British poetry but not restricted to it, after the success of the Oxford Book of English Verse (1900). The Oxford poetry anthologies ( Oxford… … Wikipedia
Cecil Day-Lewis — For the Spooks character, see Nicholas Blake (Spooks). Cecil Day Lewis Born 27 April 1904 (1904 04 27) Ballintubbert, County Laois, Ireland Died 22 May 1972 ( … Wikipedia
Penguin poetry anthologies — The Penguin poetry anthologies, published by Penguin Books, have at times played the role of a third force in British poetry, less literary than those from Faber and Faber, and less academic than those from Oxford University Press. The Penguin… … Wikipedia
Communist Party of Great Britain — Not to be confused with Communist Party of Britain. Communist Party of Great Britain Founded 1920 Dissolved 1991 Preceded by British Socialist Party Communist Unity Group South Wales Socialist Society … Wikipedia
Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse — The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse was a poetry anthology edited by Philip Larkin, and published in 1973 by Oxford University Press with ISBN 0 19 812137 7. Larkin writes in the short Preface that the selection is wide rather than … Wikipedia
J. C. Squire — Sir John Squire (John Collings Squire) (April 2, 1884 – December 20, 1958) was a British poet, writer, historian, and influential literary editor of the post World War I period. Biography Born in Plymouth, he was educated at Blundell s School and … Wikipedia