John Gould Fletcher

John Gould Fletcher, 1886–1950, American poet, b. Little Rock, Ark., educated (1903–7) at Harvard. After traveling throughout Europe, he became a leader of the imagists in England. His early collections of poetry are Irradiations: Sand and Spray (1915) and Goblins and Pagodas (1916). In later works Fletcher turned from free verse to more traditional forms. These include The Black Rock (1928), Selected Poems (1938, Pulitzer Prize), and The Burning Mountain (1946). Many of his poems reflect his youth in the Southwest.

See his autobiography, Life Is My Song (1937).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Poets & Their Art
Harriet Monroe.
Macmillan, 1926
Librarian’s tip: "John Gould Fletcher" begins on p. 86
Imagism & the Imagists: A Study in Modern Poetry
Glenn Hughes.
Biblo and Tannen, 1972
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VII "John Gould Fletcher: Pictorialist and Mystic"
Fifty Southern Writers after 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook
Joseph M. Flora; Robert Bain.
Greenwood Press, 1987
Librarian’s tip: "John Gould Fletcher (1886-1950)" begins on p. 177
Modern Verse in English, 1900-1950
David Cecil; Allen Tate.
Macmillan, 1958
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American Poetry since 1900
Louis Untermeyer.
Henry Holt, 1923
Librarian’s tip: "John Gould Fletcher" begins on p. 316
Fifty Poets: An American Auto-Anthology
William Rose Benét.
Duffield and Green, 1933
Librarian’s tip: "John Gould Fletcher" begins on p. 72
Authors Today and Yesterday: A Companion Volume to Living Authors
Stanley J. Kunitz; Howard Haycraft; Wilbur C. Hadden.
H.W. Wilson, 1933
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FREE! The New Era in American Poetry
Louis Untermeyer.
Henry Holt, 1919
Librarian’s tip: "'H. D.' and the Imagists" begins on p. 291
Where No Flag Flies: The Correspondence of Donald Davidson and John Gould Fletcher
Winchell, Mark Royden.
The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 2, Spring 1999
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FREE! New Voices: An Introduction to Contemporary Poetry
Marguerite Wilkinson.
Macmillan Company, 1919
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