Poetry and Poetics after Wallace Stevens: Bart Eeckhout.
Links and Tools Poems, Recordings, and Other Resources. The Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens: a non-profit organization devoted to “preserving the literary arts and promoting the cultural legacy of Wallace Stevens.”; Wallace Stevens at PennSound: all known recordings of Stevens reading his poetry.; The Voices and Visions episode about Wallace Stevens: PBS documentary on Stevens now.
American poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was a virtuoso of language, a master of rhyme and verbal music, of gay and thoughtful rhythms, and of precise and exotic diction. Wallace Stevens was a successful lawyer and businessman, as well as an important poet. But too much has been made of the combination of esthete and businessman in him. Poetry for him.
A Year with Wallace Stevens. By Greg Gerke. A few summers ago I returned to Eugene, Oregon, a town I once lived in for six years. The pragmatic, but cold and sterile University library named Knight, one of my favorite haunts for its quietude, stands on a slope, straightened onto earth that rises into the damp soil of a small, nearby cemetery maintained since 1873. Douglas Firs dot this.
That music is intensest which proclaims The near, the clear, and vaunts the clearest bloom, And of all the vigils musing the obscure, That apprehends the most which sees and names, As in your name, an image that is sure, Among the arrant spices of the sun, O bough and bush and scented vine, in whom We give ourselves our likest issuance. Yet not too like, yet not so like to be Too near, too.
Informed by the latest developments in the field, but written in clear, jargon-free prose, Wallace Stevens in Context is an indispensable introduction to this great modern poet. Reviews 'Stevens will never be reduced to context. But in helping us see the ways he interacts with context, and in shifting lenses to gain a prismatic sense of this poet’s range and complexity, Stevens in Context is.
Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose is the best single collection of Stevens' work I have found yet. The inclusion of his essays as well as his verse provides deeper insight into the mind and life of this poet. If your're looking to give someone a gift of some substance, this volume is perfect. While larger in size than most volumes of poetry (it contains, after all, Stevens' published.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) 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 working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.