Listen to “Sonnet” (1922) by Alice Dunbar Nelson. Learn more about Edwin Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935): Poet, essayist, diarist, and activist Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to mixed-race parents. Her African American, Anglo, Native American, and Creole heritage contributed to her complex understandings of gender, race, and ethnicity, subjects she often…
Listen to “The Mill” (1920) by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Learn more about Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935): “Edwin Arlington Robinson is poetry. I can think of no other living writer who has so consistently dedicated his life to his work.” – Amy Lowell Robinson is considered unique among American poets of his time for his…
Listen to “Forgetfulness” by Hart Crane
Published in Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds (New York, 1919). Listen to “A London Thoroughfare, 2 A.M.” by Amy Lowell:
Published in Pictures of the Floating World (New York, 1919). Listen to Amy Lowell’s poem “The Fisherman’s Wife”:
Published in The New Poetry: An Anthology (1917). Listen to “Oread” by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) Learn more about H.D. [Hilda Doolittle] (1886-1961) Her life along with commentary on her poems (Modern American Poetry HP)
Published in The Second Book of Modern Verse (1919). Listen to “Heat” by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle):
Published in Sour Grapes (1921). Listen to William Carlos Williams’ poem “The Great Figure”:
Published in Spring and All (Paris, 1923). Listen to William Carlos Williams’ poem “The Red Wheelbarrow”:
First published in Poetry (April, 1913). Listen to Ezra Pound’s poem “In a Station of the Metro”:
Listen to “Richard Cory” (1897) by Edwin Arlington Robinson.
Listen to “Sympathy” (1899) by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Listen to “We Wear the Mask” (1896) by Paul Laurence Dunbar