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Present Day American Poetry And Other Essays

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • General,
  • Fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10587574M
ISBN 100548465215
ISBN 109780548465219

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A prolific writer known for his colorful portrayals of Black life from the ss, Hughes wrote plays, short stories, poetry, several books, and contributed the lyrics to a Broadway musical. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Become a Member | Academy of American . Although poetry is often dismissed as an almost anachronistic form, in my opinion, poets are offering some of the most vital work being written today. Like artful reporters from the front line, poets communicate experience one step beyond autobiography, as if they’ve set their heartbeats to music. Great poets record their footsteps as they move through life; their records aren’t exact but. T.S. Eliot, in full Thomas Stearns Eliot, (born Septem , St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.—died January 4, , London, England), American-English poet, playwright, literary critic, and editor, a leader of the Modernist movement in poetry in such works as The Waste Land () and Four Quartets (). Eliot exercised a strong influence on Anglo-American culture from the s until late.

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