Poems - first periodical  publication

B. Poems - Contributions to periodicals 
[Up to 1926 as Laura Riding Gottschalk; 1927-1939 as Laura Riding. Also included: translations, group reprints; excluded: single reprints]

1923 - 1927 | 1928 - 2000


'Divestment', Classic [formerly Motion Picture Classic], 11(l), March 1923, p. 95.

'Dimensions', The Fugitive, 2(8), August-September 1923, p. 124.

'A Pair', The Nomad, 2, Autumn 1923, p. 9.

'Daniel', The Fugitive, 2(9), October 1923, p. 154.

'Adjustment', The Lyric West, 3, November 1923, p. 5.

'The Lightning', The Step Ladder, 8, December 1923, p. 3.


'The City Of Cold Women': 'The Sky', 'The Wind', 'The Lovers', 'Voices', 'Houses', 'Gardens', 'Interlude', Poetry, 23, January 1924, pp. 188-190.

'To An Unborn Child'; 'The Quids'; 'Initiation'; 'Starved', The Fugitive, 3(1), February 1924, pp. 9-14.

'Fallacies' [I-IV], Poet Lore, 35, Spring 1924, pp. 153-156.

'Improprieties' [I-IV]; 'For One Who Will Dust A Shadow', The Fugitive, 3(2), April 1924, pp. 56-58.

'The Floorwalker'; 'To The Sky', Contemporary Verse, 17, June 1924, pp. 91-92.

'For One Who Will Bless The Devil', The Fugitive, 3(4), August 1924, p. 124.

'A Consolation', The Lyric, 4, September 1924, p. 8.

'Across A Hedge', Sewanee Review, 32, October 1924, p. 1.

'Mortal'; 'Forms'; 'Saturday Night'; 'Lying Spying', The Fugitive, 3(5-6), December 1924, pp. 143-147. ['Saturday Night' reprinted, with note, in The Poems Of Laura Riding, 1980, Appendix II, pp. 403-405; 2001, Appendix II, pp. 479-481]


'Wanderer', Sewanee Review, 33, January 1925, p. 56.

'To A Broken Statue', The Lyric, 5, February 1925, p. 4.

'For One Who Will Remember', The Lyric, 5, March 1925, p. 2.

'Summary For Alastor'; 'The Sad Boy'; 'The Higher Order', The Fugitive, 4(1), March 1925, pp. 7-10.

'The Spring Has Many Silences', The Lyric, 5, April 1925, p. 12.

'Napoleon In The Shades', Voices, 4, May-June 1925, p. 215.

'Druida'; 'The Circus', The Fugitive, 4(2), June 1925, pp. 50-53.

'Ahead And Around', The Guardian (Philadelphia), 2, August 1925, p. 377.

'For One Who Will Love God'; 'Mater Invita', Contemporary Verse, 20, September 1925, p. 41.

'Mary Carey'; 'The Only Daughter'; 'Virgin Of The Hills', The Fugitive, 4(3). September 1925, pp. 71-74.

'As Well As Any Other'; 'The Higher Order'; 'The Contraband'; 'Organs Of Sense': 'Body's Head', 'Hair', 'Head Itself', 'Forehead', 'Eyes', 'Nose', 'Ears', 'Mouth', The Calendar Of Modern Letters, 2, October 1925, pp. 91-100.

'Ode To Love' [I-V], The Reviewer, 5, October 1925, pp. 17-19.

'Back To Mother Breast'; 'For One Who Will Stand In The Wind'; 'Nothing', Voices, 5, October 1925, pp. 11-12.

'For One Who Will Go Shivering', Literary Review of the New York Evening Post, October 10, 1925, p. 3.

'Body's Head': 'Hair', 'Head Itself', 'Forehead', 'Eyes', 'Nose', 'Ears', 'Mouth', Poetry, 27, November 1925, pp. 59-66.

'Many Gentlemen', The Nation (New York), 121, November 18, 1925, p. 578.

'Sonnets In Memory Of Samuel'[I-V]; 'The Fourth Wall', The Fugitive, 4(4), December 1925, pp. 104-109.

'Song Of The Lyre', The Lyric, 5, December 1925, p. 4.

'Poems To Alastor': 'Prothalamion', 'Prothalamion II', 'Instead', 'Beauty Was Once...', 'The Bridge', 'As From A Balcony', 'Ghosts', 'This Side', 'Numbers', 'Plaint Not Bitter', Voices, 5, December 1925, pp. 92-97.


'Philosopher's Morrow'; 'My Hunger'; 'For One Who Will Keep A Mirror'; 'Three Miles Away', Palms, 3, January 1926, pp. 105-107.

'Free', The Nation (New York), 122, January 27, 1926, p. 89.

'As Well As Any Other', The Lyric, 6, March 1926, p. 5.

'For One Who Will Sing', Palms, 3, March 1926, p. 179.

'For One Who Will Believe'; 'For All Our Sakes', The Nation (New York), 123, August 11, 1926, p. 130.

'How I Called The Ant Darling', by Laura Rider Gottschalk[sic], Two Worlds, 2(6), December 1926, p. 114.


'One Reason', The Nation (New York), 126, January 18, 1928, p. 70.

'Ding-Donging'; 'All Nothing, Nothing', transition, 13, Summer 1928, pp. 105-108.

'Sincere Conversations', The Nation (New York), 127, August 29, 1928, p. 204.

'Fine Fellow Son Of A Poor Fellow', The Enemy, 3, 1929. pp. 88-89. [Facsimile reprint, ed. David Peters Corbett.-Santa Rosa CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1994, contains note, pp. 110-111, on the four published versions of this poem]

'What Is There To Believe In', Blues, 2, Fall 1930, p. 34.

'A Letter To Any Friend'; 'Be Grave, Woman'; 'The Need To Confide'; 'The Reasons Of Each'; 'Divestment Of Beauty', Epilogue I, Autumn 1935, pp. 220-227.

'Majorcan Letter, 1935', by Laura Riding and Robert Graves, Focus IV, December 1935, pp. 1-9. [Republished in Complete Poems [of] Robert Graves, Vol. 3, ed. Beryl Graves, Dunstan Ward.-Manchester: Carcanet, 1999.-pp. 339-346 (notes pp. 527-528)]

'Christmas', Focus IV, December 1935, p. 26.

'On A New Generation'; 'Because Of Clothes'; 'The Wages Of Eloquence', Epilogue II, Summer 1936, pp. 250-252.

'I Remember'; 'The Forgiven Past'; 'The Cycle Of Industry'; 'When Love Becomes Words', Epilogue III, Spring 1937, pp. 140-148.


[Fourteen poems reprinted], Chelsea 12, September 1962 pp. 10-27.

'Poet; A Lying Word' [six poems in English, with French translations of these and of the title-poem]: 'La Terre'; 'Toute Chose'; 'Et Si l'Infini n'Ėtait Que Temps'; 'Et Moi'; 'Le Monde Et Moi';' Tant De Questions Que De Réponses'; 'Poéte: Mot d'Imposture' [traductions Anne de Staël et André du Bouchet], l'Ėphémère, II, Automne 1969, pp. 378-403.

[Eleven poems reprinted, with note], Denver Quarterly, 8(4), Winter 1974, pp. 34-47.

[Six poems reprinted, with a note, 'Where Poetry Ends', by Alan J. Clark], P.N.Review, 22, 1981, pp. 26-30.

'Lamenting the Terms of Modern Praise': a private statement by Laura (Riding) Jackson [poem, with notes by the author and by William Harmon], Chelsea 47, 1988, pp. 3-6.

'In Response to A Manifesto Circulated by The Union of Concerned Scientists'; 'Out From The Skies' [in 'Interview with Laura (Riding) Jackson'], Chelsea 49, 1990, pp. 23-24; 26. [and in 'Laura (Riding) Jackson in Conversation with Elizabeth Friedmann'], P.N.Review, 78, March-April 1991, pp. 74-75.

[Nineteen poems from First Awakenings], Chelsea 52, 1991, pp. 12-39.

[Nine poems reprinted, with a Note by Robert Nye], P.N.Review, 100, November-December 1994, pp. 7-9.

'Le Pourquoi du Vent'; 'Mainmise sur le Monde' [traductions Lionel Destremau, en 'Dossier Laura Riding'], Revue Prétexte; Littératures Contemporaines, 1, novembre-décembre 1994, pp. 23-31.

'In Gratuitous Witness', by Laura (Riding) Jackson, London Review of Books, 17(17), 7 September 1995, p. 24.

'Laura Riding e a Poesia do Pensamento' [four poems in English, with Portuguese translations, essay, and notes] por Rodrigo Garcia Lopes, Medusa: revista de poesia e arte (Curitiba, Brasil), 8, dezembro-janeiro 1999-2000, pp. 17-21. ['O Mundo e Eu'; 'O Porquê do Vento'; 'Por causa das roupas'; 'Ŏ Vocábulos do Amor']

'On Exactitude' [with author's note], by Laura (Riding) Jackson, Chelsea 69, December 2000, pp. 28-29.

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