Mid-Century American Poets

Ciardi, John – Wilbur, Richard – Viereck, Peter – Rukeyser, Muriel – Roethke, Theodore – Shapiro, Karl – Scott, Winfield Townley – Nims, John Frederick – Mayo, E. L. – Lowell, Robert – Jarrell, Randall – Holmes, John – Eberhart, Richard – Bishop, Elizabeth – Schwartz, Delmore. Mid-Century American Poets. Edited By John Ciardi. New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1950. Printed by Bookman Associates, New York. 300 pages. 1 Volume. Series: The Twayne Library Of Modern Poetry. [First Edition]. 14,5 cm. x 22 cm. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Sewn binding. Condition: Fine. Dust jacket cut out on top of spine.


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Mid-Century American Poets, edited by John Ciardi, is an anthology published by Twayne Publishers, Inc. in New York in 1950 and printed by Bookman Associates. This first edition consists of 300 pages and is part of the Twayne Library of Modern Poetry series. The volume, which measures 14.5 cm by 22 cm, is in fine condition with a dust jacket that has been cut out at the top of the spine.

This anthology is a significant collection of mid-20th century American poetry, featuring contributions from prominent poets such as Richard Wilbur, Elizabeth Bishop, Theodore Roethke, Richard Eberhart, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, among others. Each author has provided an individual preface written specifically for this collection, offering unique insights into their writing principles and creative processes.

The anthology includes “Statements of Writing Principals,” which are essays written by the contributing poets that outline their philosophies and approaches to writing poetry. This feature makes the collection an invaluable resource for understanding the diverse voices and stylistic tendencies that characterized American poetry during this period.

Mid-Century American Poets is a vital addition to the library of anyone interested in American literature and poetry, providing a comprehensive overview of the thoughts and works of some of the most influential poets of the mid-20th century.

Dimensions 22 × 14,5 cm