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Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in Letters

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"The history of poetry and Poetry in America are almost interchangeable, certainly inseparable," A. R. Ammons wrote. Dear Editor, in gathering over 600 surprisingly candid letters to and from the editors of Poetry, traces the development of poetry in America: Ezra Pound's opinion of T. S. Eliot ("It is such a comfort to meet a man and not have to tell him to wash his face, wipe his feet") and of Robert Frost ("dull as ditch water...[but] set to be 'literchure' someday"); Edna St. Vincent Millay's pleas for an advance ("I am become very, very thin, and have taken to smoking Virginia tobacco"); Wallace Stevens on himself ("I have a pretty well-developed mean streak"). Here are the inside stories, the rivalries between aspiring authors, the inspirations behind classics, the practicalities (and politicking) of publishing. In fascinating anecdotes and literary gossip, scores of poets offer insights into the creative process and their reactions to historic events.

Synopsis:

Poignant, hilarious, and brutally frank, Dear Editor reveals the personalities and untold stories behind the creation of modern poetry.

Synopsis:

Poignant, hilarious, and brutally frank, "Dear Editor" reveals the personalities and untold stories behind the creation of modern poetry. 40 illustrations.

About the Author

Joseph Parisi, editor in chief of Poetry, has been on the magazine's staff for over twenty-five years.Stephen Young is senior editor of Poetry.Billy Collins was a Poet Laureate of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393050929
Editor:
Parisi, Joseph; Young, Stephen INTRODUCTION: Collins, Billy
Author:
Young, Stephen
Editor:
Parisi, Joseph
Author:
Collins, Billy
Author:
Parisi, Joseph
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Periodicals
Subject:
Editors
Subject:
Literature publishing
Subject:
Editors -- United States.
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
FS-036-02
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.5 in 1.805 lb

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