The Modern Poets: An American-British Anthology

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KARL SHAPIRO, born November 10, 1913 in Baltimore, Maryland, lives with his wife and three children in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he is professor of English at the University of Nebraska. He attended the University of Virginia for a brief and unhappy period and graduated from Johns Hopkins University. He served with the Army in the South Pacific for four years in World War II, during which his first books were published, and on his return was appointed Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. Before going to Nebraska, he taught at Johns Hopkins for several years and then moved to Chicago when he was appointed editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. His critical attitudes are stated in a volume of poetry, Essay on Rime, and in a volume of essays, In Defense of Ignorance.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface xi
  • Contents xiii
  • Dannie Abse 1
  • Conrad Aiken 5
  • Kingsley Amis 12
  • Robert Bagg 21
  • George Barker 24
  • John Berryman 29
  • John Betjeman 31
  • Elizabeth Bishop 35
  • Louise Bogan 42
  • Philip Booth 46
  • John Malcom 49
  • John Ciardi 53
  • Tram Combs 57
  • Hilary Corke 62
  • E. E. Cummings 66
  • Alan Dugan 72
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  • D. J. Enright 94
  • Irving Feldman 97
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  • David Gascoyne 122
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  • John Crowe Ransom 273
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  • Theodore Roethke 292
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  • Karl Shapiro 321
  • Louis Simpson 327
  • Edith Sitwell 333
  • William Jay Smith 338
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  • George Starbuck 351
  • May Swenson 364
  • Allen Tate 368
  • John Wain 379
  • Robert Penn Warren 383
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  • David Wright 408
  • Index of Titles 425
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