Then, in college, “his studies there introduced him to the poetry of avant-garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound,” (Chin). After that, Cummings became inspired by their movement, he decided to be a professional poet and painter. E.E. Cummings was typically known for his style. For almost all of his career, he published his own art until “in the 1940s and '50s, with a burgeoning counterculture, that his style of writing came to be more favored by the masses and he gave live readings before full houses,” (E.E.
Many volumes that he wrote were also based on his live and the events he went through. Such as the poem “Virginia” he wrote after his wife’s death. Byron is still considered one of the greatest British poets who remains widely read and influential to people today, along with Poe. In April of 1827, Poe left his father to seek fortune. He then set out with Calvin
Kevin Baietto Dr. Cotter Forms of Lit November 1, 2015 In the poem Talk the point of view is told in the first person by the author Terrance Hayes. Terrance Hayes was born in 1971 in Columbia, South Carolina. He not only is a writer but a successful artist and athlete as well. Hayes attended Coker College where he succeeded in his athletic success and earned his bachelor’s degree. Then received his M.F.A at the University of Pittsburgh.
(“Alexander Pope.” Hutchinson’s Biography Database) Alexander was mostly self-taught from the age of 12. (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) He could read French, Greek, Italian, and Latin as a boy. (“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) In 1700 ALexander moved to Binfield. (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) One of Alexander's earliest writings was “Ode on Solitude” and it is said he wrote it at age 12. (“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) “Before he was 17 Pope was admitted to London society and encouraged as a prodigy” (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) His poem “An Essay on Criticism” was published in 1711.
Ezra Pound and his influence on modernism Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an emigrant American poet and critic who was a key figure of the early modernist movement. Pound promoted, and also sporadically helped to shape, the work of different poets and novelists such as William Butler Yeats, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Robert Frost, and T.S. Eliot. His influence on poetry began with his development of “Imagism”, a movement stressing clarity, carefulness and conciseness of language. Modernism is a movement that arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Countee Cullen was an African American writer who was famous for writing poems and writing a very popular novel. He had a very good education when he was growing up and attended very popular universities. He was writing poems in the Harlem Renaissance time period, which was the time of the African American great migration during the middle of the 1930s. Countee Cullen was born on May 20 although due to conflicting accounts of his early life it is still unknown. Cullen’s exact place of birth is known, but there are some sources that state that he could have been born in Louisville, Kentucky, Baltimore, and New York City.
Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and a columnist. Hughes spent most of his childhood with his grandmother, who filled his imagination with stories of the past. The tradition of storytelling inspired Hughes to write. Additionally, he was influenced by American poets Paul Laurence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman. “A Dream Deferred” is a poem based around the question, “What would happen if dreams were postponed?” The similes used in this poem are indirect comparisons of the theme, which is dreams, hopes, and plans.
According to zine publisher Michael Stutz: • "They mimeographed tons of stuff, little chapbooks and poetry rags—and all of this directly comes from the Greatest Living Poet, Allen Ginsberg. His background was trying to get the work of [he] and his friends (like Burroughs and Kerouac) out there in the public . . . when he hooked up with the SF [San Francisco] people, he did the same
He was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital after experiencing heavy fighting, and there he met Siegfried Sassoon, who already had established himself in the writing world and shared views with Owen. The other poet agreed to look over his work, and after Owen’s death in 1918, Sassoon edited and published Owen’s poems, including the famous Dulce et Decorum Est. Siegfried Sassoon was an English poet, writer, and soldier. He was one of the first poets to write about the first World War and is best remembered for his passionate poems of this war. He wrote about the true horrors of war, often carping about and chastising people such as generals, politicians, and churchmen who blindly supported the war and ignored the brutalities that people would face.
Besides Jennings the other Movement poets were also influenced by Eliot. It was the use of modern language which was important to them .His influence on twentieth century poetry is so strong that, paradoxically, it is often not noticed. “Eliot, of course, never ceases to have influence but his influence, on the level of language and rhythm, has become so completely assimilated into the poetic currency of the present time that he is no longer felt as a conscious influence”(Jennings, Let’s Have Some Poetry