Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Although Edwin Rolfe published mainly poetry, he also wrote reviews, short stories, screenplays, and prose narratives. His articles appeared mostly in leftist periodicals and newspapers such as New Masses and The Daily Worker. His experiences during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) led to a history of the International Brigades titled The Lincoln Battalion: The Story of the Americans Who Fought in Spain in the International Brigades, published by Random House in 1939. His 1946 mystery novel, The Glass Room, written in collaboration with Lester Fuller, was translated into Portuguese and French. He also wrote the verse accompaniment for Muscle Beach, a satirical short film that won a prize at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1948, and a prose treatment based on Dorothy Parker’s short story “Big Blond.”