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anthology  

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A published collection of poems or other pieces of writing; a similar collection of songs or musical compositions issued in one album. The word comes, in the mid 17th century, via French or medieval ...
Basil Bunting

Basil Bunting  

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(1900–85),born in Northumberland. Although he had been published abroad (Redimiculum Matellarum, Milan, 1930; Poems, Texas, 1950) and had a considerable reputation among younger American poets as an ...
Carl Rakosi

Carl Rakosi  

(1903–2004),American poet, born in Berlin; in 1910 he emigrated to the USA, where he was educated at the Universities of Wisconsin, Chicago, and Texas. In 1932 he began a ...
Charles Reznikoff

Charles Reznikoff  

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(1894–1976)American poet, born in New York; a leading member of the Objectivists group. His major work was Testimony (1978–9), an assembly (or ‘recitative’) of American stories 1855–1915, taken ...
Charles Tomlinson

Charles Tomlinson  

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(1927– ),poet and artist. His aspirations as a painter are reflected in the visual qualities of his verse. His volumes of verse include Relations and Contraries (1951), Seeing is Believing (US 1958; ...
Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound  

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(1885–1972),American poet, came to Europe in 1908 and published his first volume of poems, A Lume Spento (1908). He published several other volumes of verse, including Personae (1909), Canzoni ...
George Oppen

George Oppen  

(1908–84),poet reared and resident in California, a protégé of Ezra Pound and a leader of the Objectivist school, whose terse poems appear in Discrete Series (1934), The Materials (1962), This in ...
Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth  

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(1905–82),Indianaborn poet and critic, resident in San Francisco after 1927, where he was associated in different eras with radical social views, Objectivist poetry, and the Beat movement. His ...
Language Poetry

Language Poetry  

An avant-garde movement in American poetry and poetics since the 1970s, with roots in both San Francisco and New York City and an academic centre at the State University of New York, Buffalo. It is a ...
Long Poem

Long Poem  

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The long poem arrived in North America carrying a heavy weight of associations. The august lineage that passes from Homer through Virgil and Dante to Milton and Wordsworth has meant ...
Lorine Niedecker

Lorine Niedecker  

(1903–70),American poet, born at Fort Atkinson, near Madison, Wisconsin, the region in which she spent most of her life; educated at Beloit College. She worked for Madison University's WHA ...
Louis Zukofsky

Louis Zukofsky  

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(1904–78),born of Russian immigrant parents on New York's Lower East Side, has come to be recognized as a major poet although his work was not commercially printed in a book until he was in his ...
William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams  

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(1883–1963)US poet, who received the Dial award (1926), the National Book Award (1950), and the Bollingen Prize in Poetry (1952).The son of an English father and a Puerto Rican mother, Williams was ...

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