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Twentieth-century American poetry,

Author: Conrad Aiken
Publisher: New York, Modern Library [©1963]
Series: Modern library of the world's best books.
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Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973.
Twentieth-century American poetry.
New York, Modern Library [©1963]
(OCoLC)613116028
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Aiken
OCLC Number: 270307
Notes: "ML127."
Originally published in 1922 under title: Modern American poets.
Description: xxii, 552 pages 19 cm.
Contents: In Winter / Emily Dickinson --
I died for beauty / Emily Dickinson --
I've seen a dying eye / Emily Dickinson --
The chariot / Emily Dickinson --
If I shouldn't be alive / Emily Dickinson --
Safe in their alabaster chambers / Emily Dickinson --
The wind / Emily Dickinson --
In the garden / Emily Dickinson --
The snake / Emily Dickinson --
The storm / Emily Dickinson --
It was not death / Emily Dickinson --
Parting / Emily Dickinson --
To my quick ear / Emily Dickinson --
Not any sunny tone / Emily Dickinson --
A snake / Emily Dickinson --
I have a king / Emily Dickinson --
Evening / Emily Dickinson --
Auror / Emily Dickinson --
Immortality / Emily Dickinson --
Trying to forget / Emily Dickinson --
I felt a funeral / Emily Dickinson --
Dying / Emily Dickinson --
A clock stopped / Emily Dickinson --
Ben Jonson entertains a man from Stratford / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
Eros Turannos / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
The gift of God / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
For a dead lady / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
The man against the sky / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
Be still the hanging gardens were a dream / Trumbull Stickney --
Live blindly / Trumbull Stickney --
He said: If in his image I was made / Trumbull Stickney --
On some shells found inland / Trumbull Stickney --
In Ampezzo/ Trumbull Stickney --
Now in the Palace gardens / Trumbull Stickney --
Fidelity / Trumbull Stickney --
At Sainte-Marguerite / Trumbull Stickney --
Leave him now quiet / Trumbull Stickney --
Near Helikon / Trumbull Stickney --
In Ampezzo (II) / Trumbull Stickney --
Mnemosyne / Trumbull Stickney --
Little ivory figures pulled with string / Amy Lowell --
The city of falling leaves / Amy Lowell --
The road not taken / Robert Frost --
Home burial / Robert Frost --
The wood-pile / Robert Frost --
The fear / Robert Frost --
Birches / Robert Frost --
The sound of the trees / Robert Frost --
Hyla Brook / Robert Frost --
The oven bird / Robert Frost --
My November guest / Robert Frost --
Mowing / Robert Frost --
To earthward / Robert Frost --
Fire and ice / Robert Frost --
Stopping by woods on a snowy evening / Robert Frost --
Bereft / Robert Frost --
Desert places / Robert Frost --
Cool tombs / Carl Sandburg --
Jazz fantasia / Carl Sandburg --
Wind song / Carl Sandburg --
Gone / Carl Sandburg --
The eagle that is forgotten / Vachel Lindsay --
Euclid / Vachel Lindsay; Poems about the moon --
Yet gentle will the griffin be / Vachel Lindsay; Poems about the moon --
A sense of humor / Vachel Lindsay; Poems about the moon --
What Semiramis said / Vachel Lindsay; Poems about the moon --
The scissors grinder / Vachel Lindsay; Poems about the moon --
Aladdin and the Jinn / Vachel LIndsay; Poems about the moon --
The comedian as the letter c / Wallace Stevens --
Peter Quince at the Clavier / Wallace Stevens --
Sunday morning / Wallace Stevens --
Le monocle de mon Oncle / Wallace Stevens --
Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird / Wallace Stevens --
Domination of black / Wallace Stevens --
Sea surface full of clouds / Wallace Stevens --
To the one of fictive music / Wallace Stevens --
Cortege for Rosenbloom / Wallace Stevens --
The wanderer / William Carlos Williams --
Tract / William Carlos Williams --
The yachts / William Carlos Williams --
Burning the Christmas greens / William Carlos Williams --
Gulls / William Carlos Williams --
Portrait of a lady / William Carlos Williams --
Canto II / Ezra Pound --
The alchemist / Ezra Pound --
The tree / Ezra Pound --
The tomb at Akr Caar / Ezra Pound --
Portrait d'une femme / Ezra Pound --
Apparuit / Ezra Pound --
The return / Ezra Pound --
The river-merchant's wife: a letter / Ezra Pound --
Dance figure / Ezra Pound --
Ité / Ezra Pound --
Ltament of the frontier guard / Ezra Pound --
Taking leave of a friend / Ezra Pound --
Arabs / Alfred Kreymborg --
Nun snow / Alfred Kreymborg --
Irradiations / John Gould Fletcher --
Blue symphony / John Gould Fletcher --
At Baja / H.D. --
Not honey / H.D. --
Song / H.D. --
The garden / H.D. --
England / Marianne Moore. The mind is an enchanting thing / Marianne Moore --
The steeple Jack / Marianne Moore --
The hero / Marianne Moore --
The monkeys / Marianne Moore --
The fish / Marianne Moore --
Poetry / Marianne Moore --
His shield / Marianne Moore --
Continent's end / Robinson Jeffers --
Birds / Robinson Jeffers --
Love the wild swan / Robinson Jeffers --
Apology for bad dreams / Robinson Jeffers --
The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock / T.S. Eliot --
Portrait of a lady / T.S. Eliot --
Sweeney among the nightingales / T.S. Eliot --
Whispers of immortality / T.S. Eliot --
Gerontion / T.S. Eliot --
The hollow men / T.S. Eliot --
Animula / T.S. Eliot --
Ash-Wednesday / T.S. Eliot --
Burnt Norton / T.S. Eliot --
Bells for John Whiteside's daughter / John Crowe Ransom --
Lady lost / John Crowe Ransom --
Blue girls / John Crowe Ransom --
Here lies a lady / John Crowe Ransom --
Captain Carpenter / John Crowe Ransom --
Husband Betrayed / John Crowe Ransom --
Little Boy Blue / John Crowe Ransom --
Preludes to attitude / Conrad Aiken --
Preludes to definition / Conrad Aiken --
On hearing a symphony of Beethoven / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
What lips my lips have kissed / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
Renascence / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
Ars poetica / Archibald MacLeish --
L'an Trentiesme de mon eage / Archibald MacLeish --
The too-late born / Archibald MacLeish --
Einstein / Archibald MacLeish --
You, Andrew Marvell / Archibald MacLeish --
Morning worship / Mark Van Doren --
Once the wind / Mark Van Doren --
Nap / Mark Van Doren --
My father moved through dooms of love / E.E. Cummings --
Anyone lived in a pretty how town / E.E. Cummings --
As freedom is a breakfastfood / E.E. Cummings --
Always before your voice my soul / E.E. Cummings --
Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond / E.E. Cummings --
Hasbrouck and the rose / H. Phelps Putnam --
Hymn to chance / H. Phelps Putnam --
About women / H. Phelps Putnam --
Old countryside / Louise Bogan --
Summer wish / Louise Bogan --
Fortune for Mirabel / Horace Gregory --
The passion of M'Phail (IV)l / Horace Gregory --
Chorus for survival (XIV)l / Horace Gregory --
Some horse shoals / Malcolm Cowley --
The long voyage / Malcolm Cowley --
Eight melons / Malcolm Cowley --
Song / Theodore Spencer --
A reason for writing / Theodore Spencer --
Spring song / Theodore Spencer --
All things are a flowing / R.P. Blackmur --
Half-tide ledge / R.P. Blackmur --
Scarabs for the living / R.P. Blackmur --
Speaking of poetry / John Peale Bishop --
Ode / John Peale Bishop --
A recollection / John Peale Bishop --
Fiametta / John Peale Bishop --
Admonition / John Peale Bishop --
The return / John Peale Bishop --
Heracles / Yver Winters --
Sonnet to the moon / Yver Winters --
Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight / Yver Winters --
Train ride / John Wheelwright --
Fish food / John Wheelwright --
Idiot / Allen Tate --
Last days of Alice / Allen Tate --
The robber bridegroom / Allen Tate --
The Mediterranean / Allen Tate --
Shadow and shade / Allen Tate --
Ode to the Confederate dead / Allen Tate --
Voyages (II) / Hart Crane --
The river / Hart Crane; The bridge --
The dance / Hart Crane; The bridge --
Indiana / Hart Crane; The bridge --
Atlantis / Hart Crane; The bridge --
Paraphrase / Hart Crane --
In shadow / Hart Crane --
Legend / Hart Crane --
Voyages (VI) / Hart Crane --
Country summer / Leonie Adams --
Sundown / Leonie Adams --
The leg in the subway / Oscar Williams --
Dinner guest / Oscar Williams --
The man coming toward you / Oscar Williams --
The last supper / Oscar Williams --
The white dress / Marya Zaturenska --
Lightning for atmosphere / Marya Zaturenska --
A letter from the country / Howard Baker --
Ballad of a sweet dream of peace / Robert Penn Warren --
End of season / Robert Penn Warren --
Revelation / Robert Penn Warren --
Pursuit / Robert Penn Warren --
Starlight like intuition pierced the twelve / Delmore Schwartz --
The conclusion / Delmore Schwartz --
At a solemn musick / Delmore Schwartz --
In the naked bed, in Plato's cave / Delmore Schwartz --
At this moment of time / Delmore Schwartz --
Socrates' ghost msut haunt me now / Delmore Schwartz --
Mentreche il vento, come fa, si tace / Delmore Schwartz --
The Groundhog / Richard Eberhart --
1934 / Richard Eberhart --
Ajanta / Muriel Rukeyser --
Boy with his hair cut short / Muriel Rukeyser --
Nostalgia / Karl Shapiro --
The fly / Karl Shapiro --
Epitaph for John and Richard / Karl Shapiro --
Travelogue for exiles / Karl Shapiro --
The twins / Karl Shapiro --
Poet / Karl Shapiro --
Waitress / Karl Shapiro --
Then came you wishing me / Jose Garcia Villa --
Be beautiful, noble, like the antique ant / Jose Garcia Villa --
God said, I made a man / Jose Garcia Villa --
Now, if you will look in my brain / Jose Garcia Villa --
My mouth is very quiet / Jose Garcia Villa --
The way my ideas think me / Jose Garcia Villa --
Saw God dead but laughing / Jose Garcia Villa --
Mostly are we mostless / Jose Garcia Villa --
The gardener / John Hall Wheelock --
Song on reaching seventy / John Hall Wheelock --
The gold that fell on Danae / Horatio Colony --
Autumnal / Horatio Colony --
Summer lightning / Horatio Colony --
Thunder over earth / Horatio Colony --
The young prince / Horatio Colony --
The wind's head / John L. Sweeney --
Exaction / John L. Sweeney --
Separation / John L. Sweeney --
Lovers relentlessly / Stanley Kunitz --
Deciduous branch / Stanley Kunitz --
Foreign affairs / Stanley Kunitz --
To a lad who would wed himself with music / Edward Doro --
Open letter for John Doe / Edward Doro --
Enigma / Kenneth Burke --
The wrens / Kenneth Burke --
The conspirators / Kenneth Burke --
Mercy killing / Kenneth Burke --
Stout affirmation / Kenneth Burke --
The metaphysical amorist / J.V. Cunningham --
To a friend, on her examination for the doctorate in English / J.V. Cunningham --
Agnosco veteris vestigia flammae / J.V. Cunningham --
Star / Gene Derwood --
Elegy on Gordon Barber / Gene Derwood --
The conversation in the drawing room / Weldon Kees --
Report of the meeting / Weldon Kees --
Robinson / Weldon Kees --
A Brief introduction to the history of culture / Weldon Kees --
River song / Weldon Kees --
Back / Weldon Kees --
Aspects of Robinson / Weldon Kees --
Robinson at home / Weldon Kees --
Relating to Robinson / Weldon Kees. The fish / Elizabeth Bishop --
Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore / Elizabeth Bishop --
The Quaker graveyard in Nantucket / Robert Lowell --
The drunken fisherman / Robert Lowell --
Falling asleep over the Aeneid / Robert Lowell --
From this there's no returning / Jean Garrigue --
Homage to ghosts / Jean Garrigue --
The lost son / Theodore Roethke --
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones / Theodore Roethke --
Elegy for Jane / Theodore Roethke --
The Connecticut River / Reuel Denney --
McSorley's bar / Reuel Denney --
Homage to Mistress Bradstreet / John Berryman --
The octopus / James Merrill --
The greenhouse / James Merrill --
Who guessed amiss the riddle of the sphinx / James Merrill --
Mirror / James Merrill --
Dandelions / Howard Nemerov --
The first leaf / Howard Nemerov --
The ecstasies of dialectic / Howard Nemerov --
Praising the poets of the country / Howard Nemerov --
Despair in seascape / Richmond Lattimore --
Voyage of discovery: 1935 / Richmond Lattimore --
Pictures by Vuillard / Adrienne Cecile Rich --
Annotation for an epitaph / Adrienne Cecile Rich --
The celebration in the Plaza / Adrienne Cecile Rich --
Lucifer in the train / Adrienne Cecile Rich --
Recorders in Italy / Adrienne Cecile Rich --
Hannah Dustin / Louis O. Coxe --
Autumnal / Louis O. Coxe --
The old lecher / Louis O. Coxe --
The Aunt / Daniel Berrigan --
Everything that is / Daniel Berrigan --
Here the stem rises / Daniel Berrigan --
Haydn: The horn / Daniel Berrigan --
Elegy just in case / John Ciardi --
The centaur / May Swenson --
The red bird tapestry / May Swenson --
The school of desire / May Swenson --
The avenger / James Wright --
Elegy in a firelit room / James Wright --
Lament for my brother on a hayrake / James Wright --
On the skeleton of a hound / James Wright --
White goat, white ram / W.S. Merwin --
Blue cockerel / W.S. Merwin --
Two horses / W.S. Merwin --
Mind / Richard Wilbur --
Exeunt / Richard Wilbur --
Love calls us to the things of this world / Richard Wilbur --
Beasts / Richard Wilbur --
An event / Richard Wilbur --
The death of a toad / Richard Wilbur --
Potato / Richard Wilbur --
Painting of a lobster by Picasso / Hy Sobiloff --
My mother's table / Hy Sobiloff --
Little girl cat / Hy Sobiloff --
Family screams / Hy Sobiloff --
In an iridescent time / Ruth Stone --
In a Liberal Arts building / Ruth Stone --
Orchard / Ruth Stone --
The pear / Ruth Stone --
Murder mystery / David Wagoner --
To my friend whose ... / David Wagoner --
L'annunciazione / Ned O'Gorman --
Myth / Ned O'Gorman --
Ronald Wyn / Robert Bagg --
'Laine / Robert Bagg --
New England suite / Charles Philbrick --
Poems from a first year in Boston / George Starbuck --
Barracks Apt. 14 / Theodore Weiss --
Hayseed / Theodore Weiss --
Homecoming / Theodore Weiss --
The poet at seven / Donald Justice --
Southern gothic / Donald Justice --
Tales from a family album / Donald Justice --
Ladies by their windows / Donald Justice --
Rain over a continent / Galway Kinnell --
Promontory moon / Galway Kinnell --
The supper after the last / Galway Kinnell --
Kind sir: these woods / Ann Sexton --
Said the poet to the analyst / Ann Sexton --
Her kind / Ann Sexton --
Where I live ... / Ann Sexton --
Tree / Ann Sexton --
Mystery / Claire McAllister --
Daphne / Claire McAllister --
A dedication / Claire McAllister.
Series Title: Modern library of the world's best books.
Responsibility: edited, and with a pref., by Conrad Aiken.

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