Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955
Transport to Summer (1947)
This book was published before Stevens won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. In fact, he didn’t receive much recognition for his work until his seventies. He mostly led a quiet life as a lawyer, but he wrote poems before and after work. During his life, Stevens was friends with several poets in the New York area, including William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and E. E. Cummings.