Ralph Hodgson ( born Ralph Hodgson ; September 9, 1871 - November 3, 1962 ) is an English poet .
In his youth, he was a journalist and comedian (with a stage name Yorik ), edited the art department in the Weekly Magazine of Sports and Out-of-Door Life ). In 1914 - 1923 he served in the British Army (during the First World War - in the Navy). In 1932 - 1938 he taught English at universities in Japan . He spent the rest of his life in the United States , in Ohio .
Hodgson’s first book of poems, The Last Blackbird and Other Lines ( The Last Blackbird and Other Lines , 1907 ), adjoined the premodern pastoral-romantic movement in English poetry, called Georgian poets. This reputation of Hodgson was strengthened by the books “The Mystery” ( Eng. “The Mystery” , 1913 ) and “Poems” ( Eng. “Poems” , 1917 ). In the future, however, Hodgson almost did not participate in literary life and practically was not published. It was only in 1944 that he began to produce poetry leaflets called Flying Scrolls (11 issues), consisting of monostics and other elegant miniatures. They were followed by a collection of poems “The Lark” ( English “The Skylark” , 1959 ) and a book of selected poems in 1961 .