Modernist

Modernist poetry is a general umbrella term for poets writing in the first decades of the twentieth century, often with assumptions of shared aesthetic priorities.

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Title Modernist Type of Content School of Poetry
Number/Poets 27 Number/Members 1
Originally Posted 17 Apr 2013 Number/Content 27
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Aaron Kramer
Aaron Kramer

Among progressive modern American poets working with social and political themes and using traditional forms, Aaron Kramer may well be the single most accomplished figure.

Modernist

European
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Amy Lowell Portrait
Amy Lowell

Lowell was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, of a family long influential in New England commerce, history, and culture.

Modernist

European
Female

Archibald MacLeish Portrait
Archibald MacLeish

Born and raised in Illinois, MacLeish was educated at Yale University and Harvard Law School. He lived in Paris in the early 1920s after frontline service in World War I.

Modernist

European
Male

Carl Sandburg Portrait
Carl Sandburg

Born in Galesburg, Illinois, and educated at Lombard College, Carl Sandburg for many years was drawn both to America's most radical union, the Industrial Workers of the World, and also to internati

Modernist

Western European
Male

E. E. Cummings Portrait
E. E. Cummings

E.(Edward) E.(Estlin) Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard.

Modernist

European
Male

Edgar Lee Masters Portrait
Edgar Lee Masters

With its concise and telling graveyard epitaphs, Masters's 1915 collection, Spoon River Anthology, established his reputation and remains his best-known work.

Modernist

European
Male

Edna St. Vincent Millay Portrait
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Born in Rockland, Maine, Millay was educated at Vassar.

Modernist

European
Female

Edwin Markham Portrait
Edwin Markham

Charles Edward Anson Markham was born in Oregon City, in the Oregon Territory, but his mother took him to a farm at Suisun, California, in 1856.

Modernist

Western European
Male

Elinor Wylie
Elinor Wylie

Elinor Wylie was born in New Jersey and grew up in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., the child of a prominent family.

Modernist

European
Female

Ezra Pound Portrait
Ezra Pound

Perhaps no other major modern American poet's work is so deeply and irreducibly conflicted.

Modernist

European
Male

Gertrude Stein Portrait
Gertrude Stein

Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Gertrude Stein and her six siblings were left alone when her mother died in 1888 and her father died in 1891.

Modernist

European
Female

Harry Crosby Portrait
Harry Crosby

There is no other poet in our history quite like Harry Crosby.

Modernist

Western European
Male

Hart Crane Portrait
Hart Crane

Born in a small Ohio town, Hart Crane grew up in Cleveland.

Modernist

European
Male

Isaac Rosenberg painted portrait
Isaac Rosenberg

Before being killed in the Battle of Arras, Rosenberg wrote a cluster of bitterly ironic poems layered with direct experience of trench warfare.

Modernist

Eastern European
Male

Laura (Riding) Jackson

 

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Louise Bogan Portrait
Louise Bogan

Louise Bogan was born in Livermore Falls, Maine. Her parents, of Irish descent, travelled across New England in search of work and endured a tempestuous marriage.

Modernist

Western European
Female

Marianne Moore Portrait
Marianne Moore

Born in Kirkwood, Missouri, and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Moore was educated at Bryn Mawr College and Carlisle Commercial College.

Modernist

Western European
Female

Mina Loy Portrait
Mina Loy

Born in England, Loy studied art in Germany, France, and Britain and continued to paint thereafter.

Modernist

European
Female

Paul Violi Portrait
Paul Violi

Born in New York City, raised on Long Island, and educated at Boston University, Paul Violi worked as managing editor of Architectural Forum, on various special projects for Universal Limi

Modernist

European
Male

Robert Frost

Frost was born and spent his first eleven years in San Francisco. At that point, his father, a journalist, died and the family moved to New England.

Modernist

Western European
Male

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