Fletcher, John Gould
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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