Trent Editions have recently edited and published four early collections of Laura (Riding) Jackson poetry books (Series Editor: Mark Jacobs), such as The Close Chaplet and, most recently (2021) Poems A Joking Word, plus the two-volume new title The Person I Am, by Laura (Riding Jackson, edited by John Nolan and Carroll Ann Friedmann (2011). Reviewers should contact Mark Jacobs. Further volumes to follow this one will include a selection of letters, essays from Epilogue, reprints of out-of-print work, a new selection of stories, etc. These are available from all good bookstores and from Trent Edition Books.

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation mission is to preserve and interpret the home of the late poet, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and to promote literary programs that nurture a passion for the written word. Laura (Riding) Jackson, widely noted avant-garde poet of the 1920s and 1930s, settled in Indian River County in the latter part of her life in a “cracker” style house built around 1910. The home was bequeathed to the Foundation for preservation and restoration, and as a focal point for the study of literature, philosophy and history. The home is an example of a disappearing architectural style and a symbol of an older, more environmentally sensitive way of life.


Copyright 2022 Ray Davis.

Ray Davis is the author of 'Laura True-Teller and Other Fairy Tales' on this site, a remarkable essay, under the 'Significant Reviews' section.

The National Poetry Foundation for the Conference and transfer of literary responsibilities to Cornell University Library, December 2010, according to the terms of Laura (Riding) Jackson's will.

Persea Books: publisher of A Mannered Grace, The Life of Laura (Riding) Jackson, by Elizabeth Friedmann;  The Laura (Riding) Jackson Reader, edited by Elizabeth Friedmann, in 2005; and The Poems of Laura Riding: A Newly Revised Edition Of The 1938/1980 Collection, Centennial Preface by Mark Jacobs, in 2001. Persea has also published First Awakenings: The Early  Poems of Laura Riding, The Word "Woman" and Other Related Writings, Progress of Stories, and other books. See Persea's catalogue for a complete list and ordering information.

Carcanet Press: publisher of Selected Essays from Epilogue: Laura Riding and Robert Graves, edited by Mark Jacobs, in 2001.

University of California Press: publisher of a new edition of Anarchism Is Not Enough, by Lisa Samuels, in 1999.

University Press of Virginia: publisher of Rational Meaning, edited by William Harmon, in 1997.

Poems for the Millenium: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry includes' Elegy in a Spider's Web'.


Alan J Clark: Laura (Riding) Jackson's authorized bibliographer has also served as editor of a number of books, including the recent The Poems of Laura Riding and is co-editor of Under The Mind's Watch, Peter Lang Associates 2005.

Elizabeth Friedmann: Laura (Riding) Jackson's authorized biographer and editor of The Laura (Riding) Jackson Reader.

William Harmon: poet, teacher, and editor of Rational Meaning.

Mark Jacobs: provided the centennial preface for The Poems of Laura Riding: A Newly Revised Edition of the 1938/1980 Collection. He is also the author of a number of essays on her work, the editor for the Trent Edition Series Laura (Riding) Jackson, and the founder of this website.

John Nolan: editor of Laura (Riding) Jackson's The Failure of Poetry, The Promise of Language, and co-editor of Under The Mind's Watch, Peter Lang Associates 2005. Co-editor with Carroll Ann Friedman of The Person I Am.

Lisa Samuels: 'Poetic Arrest, Laura Riding, Wallace Stevens and the Modernist Afterlife'; editor of Anarchism Is Not Enough, the latter published by  University of California Press in 1999.

Amber Vogel: is editing The Breath of Letters: Selected Correspondence of Laura Riding.

Prof. Carla Billitteri.

Language and the Renewal of Society in Walt Whitman, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and Charles Olson: The American Cratylus (Palgrave Macmillan 2009)


Prof. Joyce Wexler

The author of Laura Riding's Pursuit of Truth, the first book on Laura (Riding) Jackson's work.


Cornell University: Laura (Riding) Jackson and Schuyler B. Jackson Collection.

Indiana University: The Donald Gay Correspondence with Laura (Riding) Jackson, Robert Graves, et al.

St John's College Robert Graves Archive and Gravesiana Journal, published every two months.

The University of Victoria Robert Graves Diary, Chief Editor Elizabeth Grove-White. Offers an excellent facsimile of the diary plus text. Compare with Focus, Laura Riding's  extremely rare book of letters by her Deya friends for the year 1935 on this website.

If you'd like to contribute to, or find out more about, Laura (Riding) Jackson and her work don't hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.