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How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

John Timberman Newcomb


This book traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on four “little magazines”—Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, The Masses, Others, and Seven Arts—the book shows how each advanced ambitious agendas combining urban subjects, stylistic experimentation, and progressive social ideals. All four were profoundly affected by World War I, and the poetry on their pages responded to the war and its causes with clarity and strength. While subsequent literary history has favored the poets whose work made them distinct—individuals singled out u ... More

Keywords: modern poetry, American poetry, World War I, literary history, poets, little magazines, Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, Masses, Others, Seven Arts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036798
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Timberman Newcomb, author
University of Illinois