Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer (ŭn´tərmīər), 1885–1977, American poet and anthologist, b. New York City. Although a first-rate poet, he is known best for his anthologies, notably Modern American Poetry (1919), Modern British Poetry (1920), This Singing World (1923), Fifty Modern American and British Poets: 1920–1970 (1973), and many others, all of which have been revised numerous times. The high quality of his own poetry and his talent as a parodist are best represented in his Selected Poems and Parodies (1935). His prose works include Lives of the Poets (1960) and several volumes of criticism.

See his autobiography, From Another World (1939), and The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer (1963).

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A Treasury of Great Poems: English and American
Louis Untermeyer.
Simon & Schuster, 1942
FREE! Modern American Poetry
Louis Untermeyer.
Harcourt Brace and Company, 1921 (Revised edition)
American Poetry since 1900
Louis Untermeyer.
Henry Holt, 1923
FREE! Modern British Poetry
Louis Untermeyer.
Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920
FREE! The New Era in American Poetry
Louis Untermeyer.
Henry Holt, 1919
The Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman
Louis Untermeyer; Walt Whitman.
Simon and Schuster, 1949
Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Reappraisal
Louis Untermeyer.
U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1963
Fifty Poets: An American Auto-Anthology
William Rose Benét.
Duffield and Green, 1933
Librarian’s tip: "Louis Untermeyer" begins on p. 68
Living Authors: A Book of Biographies
Stanley Kunitz; Dilly Tante.
H. W. Wilson, 1935
Librarian’s tip: "Louis Untermeyer" begins on p. 412
Out of Bounds: Male Writers and Gender(ed) Criticism
Laura Claridge; Elizabeth Langland.
University of Massachusetts Press, 1990
Librarian’s tip: "The Resentments of Robert Frost" begins on p. 268
FREE! Lyric Forms from France: Their History and Their Use
Helen Louise Cohen.
Harcourt Brace and Company, 1922
Librarian’s tip: "A Father Speaks" by Louis Unermeyer begins on p. 350
The Robert Frost Encyclopedia
Nancy Lewis Tuten; John Zubizarreta.
Greenwood Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: "Untermeyer, Louis" begins on p. 389
Dramatic Encounters: The Jewish Presence in Twentieth-Century American Drama, Poetry, and Humor and the Black-Jewish Literary Relationship
Louis Harap.
Greenwood Press, 1987
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Jews as Poets"
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