Who is Harriet Monroe

Harriet Monroe (December 23, 1860 – September 26, 1936) was an American editor, scholar, literary critic, poet, and patron of the arts. She is best known as the founding publisher and long-time editor of Poetry magazine, first published in 1912. As a supporter of the poets Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, H. D., T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, Max Michelson and others, Monroe played an important role in the development of modern poetry. Her correspondence with early twentieth century poets provides a wealth of information on their thoughts and motives.

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Harriet Monroe Poems

  • April -- North Carolina
    Would you not be in Tryon
       Now that the spring is here,
    When mocking-birds are praising
       The fresh, the blossomy year? ...
  • The Message Of The Wind
    The wind comes riding down from heaven.
    Ho! wind of heaven, what do you bring?
    Cool for the dawn, dew for the even,
    And every sweetest thing. ...
  • In The Beginning
    WHEN sunshine met the wave,
    Then love was born;
    Then Venus rose to save
    A world forlorn....
  • A Farewell
    GOOD-BY: nay, do not grieve that it is over-
    The perfect hour;
    That the winged joy, sweet honey-loving rover,
    Flits from the flower....
  • A Letter To One Far Away
    Dear Wanderer-
    The sky is gray,
    With flecks of blue
    The clouds rush over. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Harriet Monroe

World 37 White 32 Night 31 Blue 29 Sun 29 Away 28 I Love You 27 Love 27 Earth 26 Long 26


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  • Remenickywrites: quotable – harriet monroe
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  • Claudioalvesdc: 1956 (39 films watched) harriet andersson, summer with monika carroll baker, baby doll doris day, the man who knew too much giulietta masina, la strada marilyn monroe, bus stop
  • Kclifflarson: now it is official and just made public. harriet tubman has been inducted into the united states army military intelligence corps hall of fame as a full member (not honorary), acknowledging her work as a spy and scout during the civil war! we got her in!
  • Jimcamp3: harriet monroe was 51 when she founded poetry magazine. so don't let anyone tell you you're too old to do it. cause you're not.
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How fortunate the Grave
 by Emily Dickinson

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How fortunate the Grave-
All Prizes to obtain-
Successful certain, if at last,
First Suitor not in vain.


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