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Thirteen original essays on Gertrude Stein, H. D., Marianne Moore, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Elizabeth Bishop, Muriel Rukeyser, and Gwendolyn Brooks demonstrate how these women expand the social, textual, and political boundaries of modernism.
"What began in 1959 as a simple homage to the modernist poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) developed into an expansive and unique quest for a poetics that would fuel Duncan's great work into the 1960s and 1970s. A meditation on both the roots of modernism and its manifestation in the writings of H.D., Djuna Barnes, Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Virginia Woolf, and many others, Duncan's wide-ranging work is especially notable for illuminating the role women played in creating literary modernism"--From publisher description.
Modern poetry, or modernist poetry, is the work of a group of writers who published between 1900 and 1945. The list below is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the poets, but may give you a starting point for reading and/or research.
W. H. Auden
e. e Cummings
Laura Riiding Jackson
Edna St.Vincent Millay
William Carlos Williams
The poets listed below are considered Objectivists, a sub-category of Modern Poets.
Getting Started: Encyclopedias and Other Introductory Sources on Modern Poets