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Wallace Stevens

(1879—1955) American poet

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Alfred Corn

Alfred Corn  

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(1943– )was born in Georgia, where he graduated from Emory University. Following doctoral studies in French literature at Columbia, Corn began writing poetry and literary criticism for numerous ...
Allen Grossman

Allen Grossman  

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(1932– ),was born in Minneapolis and studied at Harvard and Brandeis universities. He was until recently the Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of Poetry and Education at Brandeis; he now teaches at Johns ...
Anecdote of the Jar

Anecdote of the Jar  

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Poem by Wallace Stevens, published in Harmonium In three four-line stanzas the speaker tells of placing a jar on a Tennessee hillside, illustrative of the way a work of art brings order to a slovenly ...
Arthur Davison Ficke

Arthur Davison Ficke  

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(1883–1945),Iowa born poet, whose early romantic volumes included From the Isles (1907), The Happy Princess (1907), The Earth Passion (1908), The Breaking of Bonds (1910), Sonnets of a Portrait ...
Botteghe oscure

Botteghe oscure  

A review edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani (1949–60), which established itself as a leading international periodical. The contributors, who included Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Günter ...
Carol Muske

Carol Muske  

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(1945– ),lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, actor David Dukes, and daughter. Los Angeles figures in Muske's work as a trope for the seduction of appearances; reality crosses ...
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; ...
Charles Wright

Charles Wright  

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(1935– ),American poet, born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, educated at Davidson College in North Carolina and the University of Iowa. From 1957 to 1963 Wright served in United States Army ...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe  

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(1934– ),Australian poet, born in Richmond, Victoria, educated at the University of Melbourne. 1965 to 1967 he was Fellow in Creative Writing at Yale University and subsequently taught at the ...
Christopher Reid

Christopher Reid  

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(1949– ),British poet, born in Hong Kong, educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where Craig Raine was his tutor. In 1991 he was appointed to an editorial position with Faber and ...
Craig Raine

Craig Raine  

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(1944– ),poet, born in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he became a lecturer. In 1981 he became poetry editor at Faber & Faber, returning to Oxford in 1991 as a ...
Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia  

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(1950– ),was born in Los Angeles of Italian and Mexican descent and raised in the blue-collar suburb of Hawthorne. He attended Catholic schools before moving on to Stanford University, where ...
David Ferry

David Ferry  

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(1924– ),was born in Orange, New Jersey. He is professor emeritus of English at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where he began teaching in 1952. His wife Anne, whom he married ...
Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz  

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(1913–68),poet and short‐story writer, born into a Jewish family in Brooklyn. He achieved early recognition with his story ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities’, published in 1937 in the Partisan Review ...
Douglas Crase

Douglas Crase  

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(1944– ),was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, and received a BA from Princeton University. He dropped out of law school at the University of Michigan in order to write campaign ...
Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein  

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(1930– ),novelist, poet, and translator, born in Bootle, Lancashire and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her novels, which include The Circle (1970), Children of the Rose (1975), and The ...
Emperor of Ice Cream

Emperor of Ice Cream  

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Poem by Wallace Stevens, published in Harmonium. Presenting the body of a slatternly woman at her wake attended by a man who represents pleasure and by wenches who are apparently fellow prostitutes, ...
Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber  

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A leading British publishing house of the twentieth century, especially notable for its contributions to the fields of poetry and drama. With Sir Maurice Gwyer (1878–1952), Sir Geoffrey Faber ...
George Santayana

George Santayana  

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(1863–1952)Spanish-born US philosopher and poet.Born in Madrid, Santayana was brought to Boston at the age of eight. He was educated at Harvard and remained there on the faculty until 1912, when, ...
Harmonium

Harmonium  

First volume of poetry by Wallace Stevens, published in 1923, when he was almost 44, although some of the poems were printed in journals as early as 1915. The 74 poems include “Sunday Morning,” “The ...

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