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 international conflict I. Maligned via T. S. Eliot because the "demon saleswoman" of poetry, and ridiculed by means of Ezra Pound, Lowell has been taken care of by means of past 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 1000's for her electrifying performances.
In truth, Lowell wrote the various most interesting love lyrics of the twentieth century and led a whole and loving existence along with her consistent spouse, the retired actress Ada Russell. She was once provided 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 commencing to savor the contributions of gays and lesbians to American's cultural background. Drawing on newly chanced on letters and papers, Rollyson's biography ultimately supplies this vivid poet her due.