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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  • Drrclantro: so much for harriet tubman on the twenty i guess let’s instead put the philanderer who had marilyn monroe killed and got us into vietnam
  • Doe_fam_56: what if steph curry had been aborted? mother theresa? michael jordan? marilyn monroe? abraham lincoln? jane austen? jackie robinson? harriet tubman? john lennon? ann frank? martin luther king jr? julia childs? john f kennedy? john legend? liberace? raquel welch? scott hamilton?
  • Kimkardashian: met gala — in america: an anthology of fashion i am so honored to be wearing the iconic dress that marilyn monroe wore in 1962 to sing “happy birthday” to president john f. kennedy. it is a stunning skintight gown adorned with more than 6,000 hand-sewn crystals by jean louis.
  • Marketmoudra: by curving petals held entire in a cup of ceremonial fire, magnificence within a frame founded by harriet monroe
  • Feinsod: “it’s called poetry you cowards” —hart crane to harriet monroe
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William Cowper Poem
Denner's Old Woman
 by William Cowper

In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
With locks like the ribbon with which they are bound;
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