Ralph Hodgson (9 September, 1871 – 2 November, 1962) was an English poet who was considered to be one of the purest lyricists of his time.
Fun Facts about Ralph Hodgson:
- Ralph Hodgson was born in Darlington, County Durham. His father was a coal miner.
- Hodgson worked in numerous London publications. After a time, he became the editor of Fry’s Weekly Magazine of Sports and Out-of-Door Life.
- The poet also worked as a cartoonist, signing his work as “Yorick”.
- The first time the poet was published was in 1907, with The Last Blackbird, and Other Lines. He was 36 years old.
- His talent and verse immediately catapulted him to the school of prominent, but loosely connected, poets known as the Georgians.
- Hodgson moved to Japan to each English literature at Sendai University.
- In 1938, he received the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese government,
- The poet was married three times. His first wife passed away, he met his second marriage ended in divorce. He met his third wife, Aurelia Boliger in Japan. Ms.Boliger was a missionary from Canton, Ohio.
- The quintessential Yorkshireman moved to a small farm in Minerva, OH and spent the rest of his life there.
- Ralph Hodgson valued his privacy, very little is known about him despite the fame and accolades he achieved.
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