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Poetry, published in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world. Chicago, Illinois — officially the City of Chicago and colloquially known as Chicago, the Second City and the Windy City — is the third largest city of the United States after New York City and Los Angeles and is the largest inland city of the nation. ... Bust of Homer, one of the earliest European poets, in the British Museum Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

The magazine was founded in 1912 by Harriet Monroe, who was working as an art critic of the Chicago Tribune. Contributors include T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, H. D., William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Carl Rakosi, Dorothy Richardson, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff and Carl Sandburg, among others. The magazine was instrumental in launching the Imagist and Objectivist poetic movements. 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Harriet Monroe (1860 - 1936) was an American editor, scholar, literary critic, and patron of the arts. ... Resources Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Art-Atlas. ... A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains the leading newspaper of the Midwest of the United States. ... T.S. Eliot (by E.O. Hoppe, 1919) Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an Anglo-American poet, dramatist, and critic. ... Ezra Pound in 1913. ... Marianne Moore photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Marianne Moore (November 15, 1887 - February 5, 1972) was a Modernist American poet and writer. ... Wallace Stevens Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 - August 2, 1955) was an American Modernist poet. ... H.D. in the mid 1910s Hilda Doolittle (September 10, 1886 - September 27, 1961), better known by the pen name H.D., was an American poet, novelist and memoirist. ... William Carlos Williams William Carlos Williams (sometimes known as WCW) (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963), was an American poet closely associated with Modernism. ... Basil Bunting (March 3, 1900 – 1985) was a British modernist poet. ... Carl Rakosi ( November 6, 1903 – June 24, 2004) was the last surviving member of the Objectivist poets. ... Dorothy Miller Richardson (17 May 1873 - 17 June 1957) was the first writer to publish a novel using what was to become known as the stream-of-consciousness technique. ... The cover of the 1978 edition of Zukofskys long poem A. Louis Zukofsky (January 23, 1904 - May 12, 1978) was one of the most important second-generation American modernist poets. ... Charles Reznikoff (August 31, 1894 _ January 22, 1976) was the poet for whom the term Objectivist was first coined. ... Time magazine, December 4, 1939 Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967), American poet, historian, novelist, and folklorist. ... Ezra Pound, one of the prime movers of Imagism. ... The Objectivist poets were a loose-knit group of second-generation Modernists who emerged in the 1930s. ...


  • Peter Jones (ed.): Imagist Poetry (Penguin, 1972).
  • Historical note at the magazine Web site

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Poetry (magazine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
Poetry, published in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world.
The magazine was instrumental in launching the Imagist and Objectivist poetic movements.
In 2003, the magazine received a grant from the estate of Ruth Lilly originally said to be worth over $100,000,000, adding to her already substantial prior contributions.
Harriet Monroe Modern Poetry Collection (1311 words)
Poetry: A Magazine of Verse was founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912.
Poetry transformed the way that poetry and poets are recognized and read worldwide, and it continues to flourish as a major cultural influence.
The editorial archives of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse acquired by bequest from Harriet Monroe included extensive files of correspondence and poetry manuscripts from the time of her founding of the journal in 1912 until her death in 1936.
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