Cover for ROLFE: Collected Poems

Collected Poems

Edwin Rolfe (1909-54) is best known as the poet laureate of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, the Americans who volunteered to help defend the elected Spanish government during its 1936-39 civil war. His career began in the revolutionary Left in New York in the 1920s and continued into the 1950s, when Rolfe wrote searing poetry attacking the McCarthy-era witch-hunts.


"An impressive body of work, set in its historical, literary, and biographical context by Cary Nelson's masterly introduction." -- Bernard Knox, New York Review of Books

"Rolfe writes with artistic and philosophical authority, great skill, powerful feeling, and considerable appeal. His Spanish Civil War poems may be the best written by an American writer." -- Reginald Gibbons, editor of TriQuarterly

"With Rolfe's as its inaugural volume, no poetry project seems more necessary at this time and in this place than a series of volumes by radical poets." -- Philip Levine

To order online:
//www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/28scp8cc9780252066405.html

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
Franklin D. Roosevelt - Cover
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The War Years, 1939-1945

Roger Daniels

Reshaping Women's History - Cover
Reshaping Women's History

Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Edited by Julie A. Gallagher and Barbara Winslow

Disruption in Detroit - Cover
Disruption in Detroit

Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom

Daniel J. Clark

Black Public History in Chicago - Cover
Black Public History in Chicago

Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Rape in Chicago - Cover
Rape in Chicago

Race, Myth, and the Courts

Dawn Rae Flood

Franklin D. Roosevelt - Cover
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939

Roger Daniels

Mister Pulitzer and the Spider - Cover
Mister Pulitzer and the Spider

Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Kevin G. Barnhurst

Dockworker Power - Cover
Dockworker Power

Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area

Peter Cole

Creating the Big Ten - Cover
Creating the Big Ten

Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization

Winton U. Solberg

Trees Became Torches - Cover
Trees Became Torches

Selected Poems

Edwin Rolfe

Cold War Poetry - Cover
Cold War Poetry

Edward Brunner

A Nation of Immigrants Reconsidered - Cover
A Nation of Immigrants Reconsidered

US Society in an Age of Restriction, 1924-1965

Edited by Maddalena Marinari, Madeline Y. Hsu, and Maria Cristina Garcia