Laura Riding

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Birthday
16, 1901
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 2, 1991 (90)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1901
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 2, 1991 (90)

About

American poet, author, and literary critic known for The Life of the Dead, A Trojan Ending, Under the Mind's Watch, and other works. A modernist writer, she is associated with the Tennessee-based Fugitive group of poets.

Before Fame

She was born Laura Reichenthal and was the daughter of Austrian-Jewish immigrants. Remaining in her home state of New York throughout her college years, she studied at Cornell University.

Trivia

She attempted suicide in 1927.

Family Life

She married Louis R. Gottschalk, had an affair with poet Robert Graves, and later wed Schuyler Jackson.

Associated With

She knew Allen Tate and became associated with The Fugitives, an American literary group that counted Tate as one of its most prominent members.