CliffsNotes American Poets of the 20th Century by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

This literary spouse incorporates you into the lives and poetic traces of forty-one of America's such a lot well known poets from the final century. From well known favorites resembling Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg to the extra esoteric T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, this guide additionally introduces you to residing poets, resembling Rita Dove, who're nonetheless inscribing their areas in literary historical past. The e-book opens with an method of reading poetry, and every author-specific bankruptcy comprises sections dedicated to leader Works, dialogue and learn subject matters, and a specific Bibliography.

Complete record of authors coated during this accomplished consultant: Edgar Lee Masters, Edward Arlington Robinson, Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle (H. D.), Robinson Jeffers, Marianne Moore, T. S. Eliot, John Crowe Ransom, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Jean Toomer, Louise Bogan, Hart Crane, Allen Tare, Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, Countée Cullen, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Lowell, Richard Wilbur, James Dickey, Denise Levertov, A.R. Ammons, Allen Ginsberg, W. S. Merwin, James Wright, Anne Sexton, Adrienne wealthy, Sylvia Plath, Amiri Baraka, Wendy Rose, pleasure Harjo, Rita Dove, Cathy music.

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Like other poets of the era, he was discovered by Harriet Monroe, editor of Poetry, who made room for the fourstage Phases in a 1914 war issue. After earning the magazine’s $100 prize a second time for the verse play Three Travellers Watch a Sunrise (1915), he saw his one-act work produced at New York’s Provincetown Theatre. 42 Although Stevens produced a second play, Carlos Among the Candles (1920), first in Milwaukee, then at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse, he discounted drama as his life’s work.

Net/~centurion88/jewish_question/no1021 UNGER, LEONARD, ed. Seven Modern American Poets. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1967. 60 H. D. (1886–1961) A critic, novelist, translator, mystic, and poet, Hilda Doolittle, familiarly known by the pen name H. , overthrew traditional male domination of myth to voice the female perspective. She produced the “signet,” her term for an evocative, many-layered verse that influenced a generation of writers, including Allen Ginsberg and Denise Levertov.

Some audiences were bowled over by Sandburg’s engagingly slangy phrasing and shadowy figures; the poet’s massive correspondence linked him to the personalities of his day, including socialist Lincoln Steffens, actor Gary Cooper, President Lyndon Johnson, and editor Harry Golden, Sandburg’s traveling buddy. Others, like Robert Frost, were repulsed by Sandburg’s folksy affectation. ” The description was not without merit. Sandburg was born of Swedish ancestry in Galesburg, Illinois, on January 6, 1878.

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