Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life...
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Hymn From a Watermelon Pavilion
"Hymn From A Watermelon Pavilion" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1917, so it is in the public domain.The dweller in the dark cabin may be u...
Anecdote of Canna
"Anecdote of Canna" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923).In the poem's legerdemain the cryptic middle stanza conceals the sleight of hand. Poor X wakes in his sleep...
The Ordinary Women
"The Ordinary Women" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium.Opinion is divided about whether the poem expresses Stevens' distaste for romanticism in art, a "mordant satire......
The Snow Man
"The Snow Man" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium, first published in the October 1921 issue of the journal Poetry.
Sometimes classified as one of Stevens' "poems of ...
Metaphors of a Magnifico
"Metaphors of a Magnifico" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923). It was first published in 1918, so it is in the public domain. The poem experiments with perspective...
Fabliau of Florida
"Fabliau of Florida" is a poem in Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium.In a letter written in 1939, Stevens says that he has always likedthis poem, not because of its sense, "because it d...
The Virgin Carrying a Lantern
"The Virgin Carrying a Lantern" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923). It was one of the few Harmonium poems first published in that volume, so it is still under copy...
The Comedian as the Letter C
"The Comedian as the letter C" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's firstbook of poetry, Harmonium (1923). It was one of the few poems firstpublished in that collection and the last written for it. Conse...
Cy Est Pourtraicte, Madame Ste Ursule, et Les Unze Mille Vierges
"Cy est Pourtraicte, Madame Ste Ursule, et les Unze Mille Vierges" is a poem in Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1915 in the magazine Rogue, so it is in the...
Peter Quince at the Clavier
"Peter Quince at the Clavier" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium.The poem was first published in 1915 in the "little magazine" Others: A Magazine of the New Verse (New Yo...
Tattoo (poem)
"Tattoo" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was originally published in 1916, so it is in the public domain. Librivox has made the poem available in voice recording i...
The Cuban Doctor
"The Cuban Doctor" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in the journal Poetry in October, 1921, so it is in the public domain.This 1921 poem medit...
Anecdote of Men by the Thousands
"Anecdote of Men by the Thousand" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923). It was first published previous to 1923 and is therefore in the public domain, according to L...
Ploughing on Sunday
"Ploughing on Sunday" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923). First published in 1919, it is now in the public domain.Interpretations of this poem have been both stric...
Of Modern Poetry
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were not just romantic poets, but also well-known literary theorists. These men changed everything for the generations that came after them and their id...
Infanta Marina
“Infanta Marina” is a poem in Wallace Stevens' Harmonium about a seaside princess. Helen Vendler (in Words Chosen Out of Desire) presents the poem as a "double scherzo" on her in the possessive sense ...
Sea Surface full of Clouds
"Sea Surface full of Clouds" is a poem from the second, 1931,edition of Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry,Harmonium. It was firstpublished in 1924, so it is restricted by copyright. However, brie...
The Apostrophe to Vincentine
"The Apostrophe to Vincentine " is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923). It was first published before 1923 and is therefore in the public domain according to Librivox...
Gubbinal
"Gubbinal" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It is in the public domain according to Librivox.It can be read as one of his "poems of epistemology", as B. J. Leggett st...
The Man whose Pharynx was bad
"The Man Whose Pharynx Was Bad" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. First published in 1921, it is in the public domain in the United States.One point of entry into this...
Stars at Tallapoosa
"Stars at Tallapoosa" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1922, so it is in the public domain. It can be read as one of Stevens's poems about t...
Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores
"Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1921 and is therefore in the public domain.The subject of the poem is bore...
Tea at the Palaz of Hoon
"Tea at the Palaz of Hoon" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1921, so it is in the public domain.This poem is central to Harold Bloom's readin...
Sunday Morning (poem)
"Sunday Morning" is a poem from Wallace Stevens' first book of poetry, Harmonium. Published in part in the November 1915 issue of Poetry, then in full in 1923 in Harmonium, it is now in the public dom...
Colloquy with a Polish Aunt
"Colloquy with a Polish Aunt" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first bookof poetry, Harmonium. Itwas first published in 1919.Revue des deux mondes (Journal of the Two Worlds) is a French language mon...
The Paltry Nude Starts on a Spring Voyage
"The Paltry Nude Starts on a Spring Voyage" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book, Harmonium. Originally published in 1919, it is in the public domain. Despite general agreement that it is indeb...
Lunar Paraphrase
"Lunar Paraphrase" is a poem from the second (1931) edition ofWallace Stevens's first book of poetry,Harmonium. One of Stevens's"war poems" from "Lettres d'un Soldat" (1918), it is in the publicdomain...
Anecdote of the Prince of Peacocks
"Anecdote of the Prince of Peacocks" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923). It was one of the few Harmonium poems first published in that volume, so it is still under...