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50 modern American & British poets, 1920-1970 / Edited, with a biographical and critical commentary, by Louis Untermeyer.

Author/creator Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977
Other author/creatorWilbur, Richard, 1921-2017 signer.
Other author/creatorEberhart, Richard, 1904-2005, former owner.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : McKay, [1973]
Descriptionxxv, 358 pages ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Variant title Fifty modern American and British poets, 1920-1970
Contents Mending wall ; The silken tent ; Directive / Robert Frost (1874-1963) -- Peter Quince at the clavier ; The poems of our climate ; Of modern poetry / Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) -- Tract 13 ; The widow's lament in springtime ; The yachts ; These / William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) -- The fired pot ; Self-analysis ; Meditation at Kew ; A love letter / Anna Wickham (1884-1947) -- Portrait d'une femme ; The rest ; The lake isle / Ezra Pound (1885-1972) -- Nevertheless ; The mind is an enchanting thing ; The wood-weasel / Marianne Moore (1887-1972) -- The hollow men ; Chorus from "The rock" ; Journey of the magi / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- A letter from the grass ; The census-takers / Conrad Aiken (1889- ) -- You, Andrew Marvell ; The end of the world ; "Not marble nor the gilded monuments," / Archibald MacLeish (1892- ) -- My father moved through dooms of love ; Now that, more nearest even than your fate / E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) -- Voyages: II ; The broken tower / Hart Crane (1899-1932) -- Young gal's blues ; Madam and the rent man / Langston Hughes (1902-1967) -- The groundhog ; If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness ; Man and nature / Richard Eberhart (1904- ) -- The war against the trees ; The portrait / Stanley Kunitz (1905- ) -- Imperial Adam ; The brides ; Moschus Moschiferus / A.D. Hope (1907- ) -- Musee des Beaux Arts ; The unknown citizen ; In memory of W. B. Yeats / W.H. Auden (1907- ) -- Cuttings ; Cuttings (later) ; Elegy for Jane ; In a dark time / Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) -- An elementary school classroom in a slum ; The truly great / Stephen Spender (1909- ) -- The prodigal ; Florida ; The armadillo / Elizabeth Bishop (1911- ) -- Effort at speech between two people ; Boy with his hair cut short ; Bringing / Muriel Rukeyser (1913- ) -- The death of the ball turret gunner ; 90 North ; The woman at the Washington Zoo / Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) -- Dream Song-14 ; Sonnet-60 / John Berryman (1914-1972) -- The gallery ; Talking to animals / Barbara Howes (1914- ) -- Fern Hill ; Do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas (1914-1955) -- Nuns at eve ; The ascension: 1925 ; Grave mind I loved ; Skin diving in the Virgins / John Malcolm Brinnin (1916- ) -- The rites for Cousin Vit ; Manicure ; We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks (1917- ) -- For the Union dead ; Skunk hour ; Man and wife / Robert Lowell (1917- ) -- Rear vision ; Hull Bay, St. Thomas / William Jay Smith (1918- ) -- The lightning ; Trinity churchyard, Spring ; Sun ; The thickening mat / May Swenson (1919- ) -- Advice to a prophet ; Digging for China ; The writer / Richard Wilbur (1921- ) -- A sentimental delusion ; An annual and perennial problem ; Homework / Mona van Duyn (1921- ) -- The firebombing / James Dickey (1923- ) -- Things ; After midnight ; Mashkin Hill / Louis Simpson (1923- ) -- Samuel Sewall ; "It out-Herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it" ; "More light! More light!" / Anthony Hecht (1923- ) -- April inventory ; Mementos, 1 ; What we said / W.D. Snodgrass (1926- ) -- From "Kaddish" ; A supermarket in California / Allen Ginsberg (1926- ) -- The drunk in the furnace ; Small woman on Swallow Street ; Western country / W.S. Merwin (1927- ) -- The bear ; Vapor trail reflected in the frog pond / Galway Kinnell (1927- ) -- Some trees ; The painter / John Ashbery (1927- ) -- A blessing ; Beginning ; Mary Bly / James Wright (1927- ) -- You, Doctor Martin ; Her kind ; To a friend whose work has come to triumph ; Angel of clean sheets / Anne Sexton(1928- ) -- Black jackets ; The monster / Thom Gunn(1929- ) -- Living in sin ; Planetarium / Adrienne Rich (1929- ) -- A letter from Brooklyn ; Coral / Derek Walcott (1930- ) -- Her husband ; Pibroch / Ted Hughes (1930- ) -- The applicant ; Morning song ; Daddy / Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) -- My great-grandfather's saves ; Dark with power / Wendell Berry (1934- ) -- Leroy ; For Hettie / Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka) (1934- ) -- Drinking Song ; Awake / Jim Harrison (1939- ) -- The teacher ; The quarrel ; The eggplant epithalamion / Erica Jong (1942- ).
Contents Robert Frost (1874-1963) -- Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) -- William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) -- Anna Wickham (1884-1947) -- Ezra Pound (1885-1972) -- Marianne Moore (1887-1972) -- T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- Conrad Aiken (1889- ) -- Archibald MacLeish (1892- ) -- E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) -- Hart Crane (1899-1932) -- Langston Hughes (1902-1967) -- Richard Eberhart (1904- ) -- Stanley Kunitz (1905- ) -- A.D. Hope (1907- ) -- W.H. Auden (1907- ) -- Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) -- Stephen Spender (1909- ) -- Elizabeth Bishop (1911- ) -- Muriel Rukeyser (1913- ) -- Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) -- John Berryman (1914-1972) -- Barbara Howes (1914- ) -- Dylan Thomas (1914-1955) -- John Malcolm Brinnin (1916- ) -- Gwendolyn Brooks (1917- ) -- Robert Lowell (1917- ) -- William Jay Smith (1918- ) -- May Swenson (1919- ) -- Richard Wilbur (1921- ) -- Mona van Duyn (1921- ) -- James Dickey (1923- ) -- Louis Simpson (1923- ) -- Anthony Hecht (1923- ) -- W.D. Snodgrass (1926- ) -- Allen Ginsberg (1926- ) -- W.S. Merwin (1927- ) -- Galway Kinnell (1927- ) -- John Ashbery (1927- ) -- James Wright (1927- ) -- Anne Sexton(1928- ) -- Thom Gunn(1929- ) -- Adrienne Rich (1929- ) -- Derek Walcott (1930- ) -- Ted Hughes (1930- ) -- Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) -- Wendell Berry (1934- ) -- Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka) (1934- ) -- Jim Harrison (1939- ) -- Erica Jong (1942- ).
Local noteAutographed on front fly-leaf "Richard Eberhart" and "Richard Wilbur." Includes dust jacket. Stuart Wright Book Collection #47.4. See also related manuscript material in the Stuart Wright Collection, #1169, Richard Ghormley Eberhart Papers, in Joyner Library Special Collections.
References Wright, S. Richard Eberhart, C76, C85, C646
Acquisitions source Purchased from Stuart Wright, 2010
Issued in other formOnline version: Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977. 50 modern American & British poets, 1920-1970. New York, McKay [1973]
LCCN 72089118

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