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Some Imagist Poets (1915)

PR1225 .S6  v. 1 

This was the first of a new set of Imagist anthologies published by Amy Lowell. In this collection, certain poets were asked to contribute, and they chose which of their own poems to include. Some of the poets in the anthology, like H.D. and Richard Aldington, worked together to collect and arrange the book. As a result, this book was edited by a group of poets. Aldington and H.D.'s work appears within, along with John Gould Fletcher, F. S. Flint, D. H. Lawrence and Amy Lowell, who signed the book in our collection.

The book's preface states that "we are not a school of painters, but we believe that poetry should render particulars exactly and not deal in vague generalities, however magnificent and sonorous. It is for this reason that we oppose the cosmic poet, who seems to us to shirk the real difficulties of art."

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Last Updated: 6/26/15