Anne Barbara Ridler (30 July 1912 – 15 October 2001 / Rugby, England)
Anne Barbara Ridler OBE (née Bradby) was a British poet, and Faber and Faber editor, selecting the Faber A Little Book of Modern Verse with T. S. Eliot (1941). Her Collected Poems (Carcanet Press) were published in 1994. She turned to libretto work and verse plays; it was later in life that she earned official recognition, receiving an OBE in 2001.
Ridler was the daughter of HC Bradby, a housemaster at Rugby School, where she was born. Her mother, Violet Bradby, born Milford, wrote popular children's stories and was the sister of Humphrey S. Milford, Publisher to the University of Oxford. One of her great-grandfathers was Charles Richard Sumner, Bishop of ... more »
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- A Dream Observed
- A Letter
- At Parting
- Autumn Day
- Before Sleep
- Bunhill’s Fields
- Collected Poems (1994)
- For A Child Expected
- Free Fall
- Nothing is Lost
- Poem For A Christmas Broadcast
- The Cranes
- The Spring Equinox
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''And when our baby stirs and struggles to be bornAnne Ridler (b. 1912), British poet. For a Child Expected.
It compels humility: what we began
Is now its own.''