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William Carlos Williams

(1883—1963) American poet, essayist, novelist, and short-story writer

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A. R. Ammons

A. R. Ammons  

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(1926–),North Carolina-born poet, after graduation from Wake Forest College and study at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was encouraged by Josephine Miles, wrote poetry while working ...
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Agenda  

A quarterly journal devoted to poetry and criticism, founded in 1959 by William Cookson. Ezra Pound, with whom Cookson had corresponded since 1955, was the éminence grise behind the magazine ...
Alden Nowlan

Alden Nowlan  

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(1933–83),Canadian poet, born in Windsor, Nova Scotia. One of Maritime Canada's most important poets, Nowlan found the distinctive voice of his early work in The Rose and the Puritan ...
Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg  

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(1926–1997)US poet and leading figure of the Beat group of writers, who first came to prominence in the 1950s.The son of poor Jewish immigrants from Russia, Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, ...
American Mercury

American Mercury  

A monthly magazine founded in 1924 with H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan as editors. Urbanely scathing commentary on the social and cultural follies of contemporary America was Mencken's ...
Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin  

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(1903–1977),writer, novelist, and diarist, born in Neuilly, France. She kept a diary from the age of 11, with the important volumes covering the years 1931 to 1974. Explicit and self‐aware, her ...
Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College  

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American art educational establishment at Black Mountain, North Carolina, founded by a group of progressive academics in 1933 and closed after long-standing financial problems in 1957. It was run by ...
C. K. Williams

C. K. Williams  

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(1936– ),American poet, born in Newark, New Jersey, educated at the University of Pennsylvania; he divides his time between living in Paris and teaching at George Mason University, Virginia. Lies ...
Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg  

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(1878–1967),American poet, who challenged contemporary taste by his use of colloquialism and free verse. He published Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), Smoke and Steel (1920), Slabs of the ...
Charles Olson

Charles Olson  

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(1910–70),born in Massachusetts, educated at Harvard, first became known for Call Me Ishmael (1947), a rhapsodic study of Melville, including Shakespeare's influence on him, but subsequently became ...
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; ...
Cid Corman

Cid Corman  

(1924–2004),Boston-born writer, graduated from Tufts University (1945), was much influenced by Charles Olson, edited Origin (1951–71), to which many Black Mountain authors contributed. His own spare ...
David Ignatow

David Ignatow  

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(1914–),Brooklyn-born poet of immigrant parents, whose hard struggles in youth and through the Depression are the stuff from which he has made his poetry, briefly told in Brooklynese speech. This has ...
David Schubert

David Schubert  

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(1913 –46),was born in New York City of Russian parents. His father, severe, restless, with artistic inclinations, left the family in Schubert's childhood, and not long after he found ...
Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov  

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(1923–97),British–American poet, born in Ilford, Essex; she moved to America in 1948, where she became a central figure in the Black Mountain group, maintaining their Modernist aims in an unceasing ...
D.G. Jones

D.G. Jones  

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(1929– ),was born in Bancroft, Ontario, and educated at McGill University and Queens University, Kingston, bastions of Anglo-Canadian tradition. He teaches English in Quebec, at Sherbrooke, a ...
Dial

Dial  

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(1880–1929),monthly journal of literary criticism, was founded at Chicago as a conservative review. In 1892 it became a fortnightly, continuing the original policy until 1918, when it was moved to ...
Diane Wakoski

Diane Wakoski  

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(1934– )American poet, born in California, whose work originally used ‘deep image’ techniques (generally stylized and heroic in manner), and which has been influenced by William Carlos Williams and ...
Douglas Lochhead

Douglas Lochhead  

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(b. 1922).Douglas Grant Lochhead was born in Guelph, Ontario, and was raised for the most part in Ottawa, where his father was Dominion Agricultural Bacteriologist. Through his New Brunswick-born ...
Egoist

Egoist  

(1914–19),originally the New Freewoman: An Individualist Review, founded by Harriet Shaw Weaver and Dora Marsden. It published articles on modern poetry and the arts, and from being a feminist paper ...

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