Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

In addition to writing more than twenty plays, Lynn Riggs was the author of many poems, which appeared in such periodicals as Poetry: A Magazine of Verse (edited by Harriet Monroe), The Smart Set (edited by H. L. Mencken), and The Nation. A number of these poems were collected and published in a volume entitled The Iron Dish (1930). Riggs also authored screenplays in Hollywood for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, including Laughing Boy (1933), Delay in the Sun (1935), Garden of Allah (1936), and, perhaps most notably, The Plainsman (1936), on which he collaborated with Waldemar Young and Harold Lamb.