Amy Lowell, 1874-1925
Six French Poets (1915)
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This book is a collection of Lowell’s lectures on French Poetry. Lowell intended to preserve and promote the literature of France, and she also took great interest in promoting American literature. She was an international champion of literature and the arts.
Inside this book is a letter to Harold Monro, a British poet and publisher. In the letter, Lowell mentions her friends “the Aldingtons," referring to poets Richard Aldington and H.D.
Pictures of the Floating World (1919)
This is a signed copy of the second printing of this book which, Lowell says herself, “represents some of the charm [she has] found in delving into Chinese and Japanese poetry” and which also contains a collection of her lyrical poetry from 1914 to1919. This book was written during the height of the Imagist period.
Lowell's interest in the far East and in Walt Whitman (who is quoted at the beginning of the book) shows the way her work is representative of the Modernist movement as a whole. That is to say, many Modernist poets took inspiration from Whitman as well as from other cultures.
Ballads for Sale (1927)
The beginning of this collection of poems states that the book contains “fresh, new ballads, with the ink scarce dried upon them.” Ironically, it was published after her death in 1925, the same year she won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (which was also given posthumously).