Who is Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.

Stevens' first period of writing begins with his 1923 publication of the Harmonium collection, followed by a slightly revised and amended second edition in 1930. His second period occurred in the eleven years immediately preceding the publication of his Transport to Summer, when Stevens had written three volumes of poems including Ideas of Order, The Man with the Blue Guitar, Parts of the World, along with Transport to Summer. H...
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Wallace Stevens Poems

  • Hymn From A Watermelon Pavilion
    You dweller in the dark cabin,
    To whom the watermelon is always purple,
    Whose garden is wind and moon,
    ...
  • No Possum, No Sop, No Taters
    He is not here, the old sun,
    As absent as if we were asleep.

    The field is frozen. The leaves are dry. ...
  • The Man On The Dump
    Day creeps down. The moon is creeping up.
    The sun is a corbeil of flowers the moon Blanche
    Places there, a bouquet. Ho-hoâ?¦The dump is full
    Of images. Days pass like papers from a press. ...
  • The River Of Rivers In Connecticut
    There is a great river this side of Stygia
    Before one comes to the first black cataracts
    And trees that lack the intelligence of trees.
    ...
  • The High-toned Old Christian Woman
    Poetry is the supreme fiction, madame.
    Take the moral law and make a nave of it
    And from the nave build haunted heaven.Thus,
    The conscience is converted into palms, ...
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Sun 30 Green 29 Wind 27 Night 24 Sea 23 Blue 21 Mind 20 White 18 Water 17 Thought 16


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Another page so white,
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