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The Lawrence Memorial

The photograph above shows the D. H. Lawrence Memorial at the Kiowa Ranch near Taos, New Mexico.  Lawrence arrived in America and first saw the ranch (formerly called "Flying Heart") in 1922. He and his wife, Frieda, lived there during the summers of 1924 and 1925.  It was the only property the Lawrences ever owned.  After his death, Frieda stayed at the ranch for a number of years enjoying the company of many famous visitors.   The ranch today belongs to the University of New Mexico and is used for writers' retreats.  In the essay "New Mexico," Lawrence wrote:

I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had.  It certainly changed me for ever. . . . In the magnificent fierce morning of New Mexico one sprang awake, a new part of the soul woke up suddenly, and the old world gave way to a new. . . .




Lawrence Ranch as Landmark

The D.H. Lawrence Ranch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of 2004.  The nomination, which is available online, was sponsored by the DHLSNA and contains the following information:

     Description of Ranch Features
     Chronology of DHL in New Mexico
     Statement of Historical Significance
     Lawrence's Literary Standing
     Background Biography
     Lawrence in America
     Ranch Life & Literary Works
     Frieda's Ranch Years
     Lawrence's Influence in America
     Ranch Uses Today

     Kiowa Ranch Sketch Maps


 DHLSNA Memorial

Also, feel free to visit our Memorial Page set up to honor deceased DHLSNA members and other noteworthy Lawrentians.  The DHLSNA made a donation in the names of Masako Hirai and Kyoko Kay Kondo to the Taos Community Foundation fund (in 2010) for preservation of the D.H. Lawrence Ranch.


The DHLSNA is a non-profit academic organization interested in D. H. Lawrence and all his works--poetry, fiction, drama, essays, travel writing, literary criticism, painting, and letters; in scholarship on Lawrence; and in creative works inspired by him.  Anyone may join. 
Unsure of your membership status?  Check the Roster

What's New?

Fall 2014 Election Time

A Summary of proposed By-law changes and Officer slate with bios is posted on the Officer Page under Voting InformationReady to Vote?  Login at the Directory Gateway and use the link to the Voting Ballot at the top right of Members Directory.

The D.H. Lawrence Ranch
Preservation Project

The Taos Community Foundation has produced a flyer (Help Re-Open the D.H. Lawrence Ranch) to raise money for the goal of preserving and making the ranch available to the general public again.  (It's been closed since 2008)

Fall 2014 Newsletter Posted in Members Section

Conference Announcements:

*Advance notice of an International Conference St Ives Cornwall, 12-14 September 2016, to commemorate the centenary of D.H. Lawrence’s move to Zennor.

 “Outside England…Far off from the world”: 
D.H. Lawrence, Cornwall and Regional Modernism

*2015 MLA in Vancouver: The Rainbow and War

*Centenary of Lawrence's Sons and Lovers in NYC this September.  For more information check the following website:

13th International D. H. Lawrence Conference

 Gargnano, Italy, June 23-27, 2014


 D.H. Lawrence:  New Life, New Utterance, New Perspectives

Provisional Gargnano Conference Program

The Homepage for the Gargnano Conference Website is up!

Newsletter Archive Now Open
 to the Public!

The DHLSNA Newsletter Archive has been opened to the general public.  Created by our Newsletter editor, Julie Newmark, this handy reference contains back-issues dating from 1980 through last year.  The current year's issues will still be reserved for members only.  Links to the 2013 Newsletters are available in the Directory section after login.  For the latest issues, join today!

Website Additions

*   Some new website resources have been added to the Links page as of 6/5/12.
*   On the History page, we now have a more detailed listing of papers presented at the annual MLA conference.

The 2011 International Lawrence Conference
in Sydney, Australia, was a Success! 

Read about it and the excursion to Thirroul in the DHLSNA newsletter.  View a copy of the Conference Program

Photo Request

Please submit any digital photos from the conference or excursions that you wish to share with our members to Tina Ferris.  They will be used to create a members-only Gallery page (coming soon) or for the newsletter.


An important fund drive is underway in Taos to raise vitally needed funds for the preservation of the ranch buildings.  DHLSNA submitted the successful nomination of the Lawrence Ranch to the National Register of Historic Places, and we continue to follow and support such activities for it.  Leaders in this initiative of the Taos Community Foundation include Art Bachrach (MobyDickens), Bob Atiyeh (Mable Dodge Luhan House), and Karen Young (MDL House).  In cooperation with the University of New Mexico. 

Contributions should be sent here:

        Taos Community Foundation
        P. O. Box 1925
        Taos, NM  87571
Checks should be designated somewhere for
"D. H. Lawrence Ranch Preservation Project." 

The Taos Community Foundation Fund Drive

Help Re-Open the D.H. Lawrence Ranch


The phoenix renews her youth
only when she is burnt, burnt alive, burnt down
to hot and flocculent ash.
Then the small stirring of a new small bub in the nest
with strands of down like floating ash
shows that she is renewing her youth like the eagle,
immortal bird.

--D. H. Lawrence

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For your convenience, the DHLSNA accepts payment of membership dues and conference fees on our website.
  Society dues are tax deductible.

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Webmaster:  Tina Ferris
Last Updated:  Nov. 2014