Who is Louise BoganLouise Bogan (August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970) was an American poet. She was appointed the fourth Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress in 1945, and was the first woman to hold this title. Throughout her life she wrote poetry, fiction, and criticism, and became the regular poetry reviewer for The New Yorker.Dictionary of Literary Biography contributor Brett C. Millier described her as "one of the finest lyric poets America has produced." He said, "the fact that she was a woman and that she defended formal, lyric poetry in an age of expansive experimentation made evaluation of her work, until quite recently, somewhat condescending."
Bogan was born in Livermore Falls, Maine. With the help of a female benefactor, Bogan attended Girls' Latin School ...
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Louise Bogan Poems
- Chanson Un Peu Naà¯ve
What body can be ploughed,
Sown, and broken yearly?
But she would not die, she vowed,
But she has, nearly. ...
- To A Dead Lover
The dark is thrown
Back from the brightness, like hair
Cast over a shoulder.
I am alone, ...
- Man Alone
It is yourself you seek
In a long rage,
Scanning through light and darkness
Mirrors, the page, ...
To me, one silly task is like another.
I bare the shambling tricks of lust and pride.
This flesh will never give a child its mother,â??
Song, like a wing, tears through my breast, my side, ...
- Last Hill In A Vista
Come, let us tell the weeds in ditches
How we are poor, who once had riches,
And lie out in the sparse and sodden
Pastures that the cows have trodden, ...
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Louise Bogan Quotes
- I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy
- I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!
Comments about Louise BoganElliottblackwe3: i cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy! - louise bogan (art by nancy lane)
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Irishamericamus: louise bogan, whose father was of irish origin, was a well-known poetry critic & poet, developing a style that was completely modern while constructing her poetry in a traditional way. she was the 1st woman appointed the 4th poet laureate in 1945.
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