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Toward the Open Field
Poets on the Art of Poetry 1800-1950
Melissa Kwasny, ed.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

William Wordsworth – “Preface” to the second edition of Lyrical Ballads
• Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Chapter 14,
Biographia Literaria
• “On Poesie and Art”
• John Keats – Selected Letters
• Percy Bysshe Shelley – “A Defense of Poetry”
• Ralph Waldo Emerson – “The Poet”
• Walt Whitman – “Preface” to the first edition of
Leaves of Grass
• Emily Dickinson – “Letters to Thomas Wentworth Higginson
• Gerard Manley Hopkins – “Author’s Preface”
• Charles Baudelaire –
The Painter of Modern Life, Parts I-IV
• Arthur Rimbaud – The “Voyant” Letter
• Stéphan Mallarmé – “Crisis in Verse”
• André Breton –
Manifesto of Surrealism
• Federico Garcia Lorca – “Theory and Function of the Duende”
• Paul Valéry – “Poetry of Abstract Thought”
• Aimé Césaire – “Poetry and Knowledge”
• Ezra Pound – “A Retrospect”
• T.S. Elliot – “Tradition and the Individual Talent”
• Mina Loy – “Modern Poetry”
• Langston Highes – “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain”
• Louis Zukofsky – “An Objective”
• Gertrude Stein – “Poetry and Grammar”
• Wallace Stevens – “The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words”
• Marianne Moore – “Feeling and Precision”
• William Carlos Williams – “Author’s Introduction,”
The Wedge
• Charles Olson – “Projective Verse”

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