Who is Wallace StevensWallace 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, ...
Top 10 most used topics by Wallace StevensSun 30 Green 29 Wind 27 Night 24 Sea 23 Blue 21 Mind 20 White 18 Water 17 Thought 16
Wallace Stevens Quotes
- The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
- To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest.
Comments about Wallace Stevens
- Anomicca: wallace stevens is mostly unproblematic to read but in like a dozen poems he uses some hilariously obscure racial epithet to describe the people mowing his lawn or whatever and it's like, oh well, can't post about this one
- Feelingsscraps: in fact, most poets write the same poem over and over. wallace stevens was honest enough not to try to hide it. frost's statement that he tried to make every poem as different as possible from the last one is a way of saying that he knew it couldn't be.
- Monicacesarato: in auronzo a simple walk along the banks of lake santa caterina maybe the truth depends on a walk around a lake. (wallace stevens) auronzo di cadore and its lake in the dolomites a lake with incredible
- Nickisonaroll: frogs eat butterflies, snakes eat frogs, hogs eat snakes, men eat hogs. by wallace stevens. harmonium page 123
- Nickisonaroll: introduction to harmonium by wallace stevens by lisa shea. “… support local arts programs”
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