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School of poetry influenced by William Carlos Williams that came to prominence in the 1930s. It sees poetry as process whose form begins with the object dealt with and moves by improvisation through verbal associations inspired by the initial object. Leading Objectivist poets are George Oppen, Charles Reznikoff, and Louis Zukofsky.

Objectivism was also the name given by Ayn Rand to her anti-altruistic theories.

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