Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in Letters : the First Fifty Years, 1912-1962
Joseph Parisi, Stephen Young
W.W. Norton, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 473 pages
"The history of poetry and Poetry in America are almost interchangeable, certainly inseparable," A. R. Ammons wrote. Dear Editor, in gathering over 600 surprisingly candid letters to and from the editors of Poetry, traces the development of poetry in America: Ezra Pound's opinion of T. S. Eliot ("It is such a comfort to meet a man and not have to tell him to wash 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 advance ("I am become very, very thin, and have taken to smoking Virginia tobacco"); Wallace Stevens on himself ("I have a pretty well-developed mean streak"). Here are the inside stories, the rivalries between aspiring authors, the inspirations behind classics, the practicalities (and politicking) of publishing. In fascinating anecdotes and literary gossip, scores of poets offer insights into the creative process and their reactions to historic events.
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Review: Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in LettersUser Review - Bill - Goodreads
A history of Poetry Magazine. not all of poetry which would have been much longer one imagines. Took this back to library. I want to purchase this to read at leisure. Read full review
Review: Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in LettersUser Review - Norma - Goodreads
very interesting. it gave me a much better feel for what was going on in the world of poetry in the early 20th century. what an exciting time it was. reading this made me wish i could write better poetry. Read full review
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