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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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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  • Kinigking: harriet monroe, larry churchill
  • Lolovonz: i know harriet was going through it
  • Indiancreek1955: congratulations to the team of nancy monroe, rhonda macqueen, hap hadd, ken kopocis and harriet baggett who after shooting a 62, won a playoff over the team of jim arrison, jeff duffy, kathy davidson and dianne saunders.
  • Patrickhawe: count plunkett’s offices, fitzwilliam street, dublin after the easter rising, 1916.  difficult to clearly identify the issue of poetry (founded in chicago by harriet monroe, 1912) at lower right. the february 1916 issue has nine poems by w. b. yeats.
  • Tatyanajenene: pac, marylin monroe, and harriet tubman have not known peace in the afterlife because of y'all.
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Ernest Dowson Poem
Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!

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