Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in Letters

"The historical past of poetry and Poetry in the US are virtually interchangeable, definitely inseparable," A. R. Ammons wrote. Dear Editor, in collecting over six hundred unusually candid letters to and from the editors of Poetry, strains the advance of poetry in the USA: Ezra Pound's opinion of T. S. Eliot ("It is this type of convenience to fulfill a guy and never need to inform him to scrub his face, wipe his feet") and of Robert Frost ("dull as ditch water...[but] set to be 'literchure' someday"); Edna St. Vincent Millay's pleas for an develop ("I am turn into very, very skinny, and feature taken to smoking Virginia tobacco"); Wallace Stevens on himself ("I have a beautiful well-developed suggest streak"). listed here are the interior tales, the rivalries among aspiring authors, the inspirations at the back of classics, the practicalities (and politicking) of publishing. In attention-grabbing anecdotes and literary gossip, rankings of poets provide insights into the inventive strategy and their reactions to historical occasions.

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