Of Modern Poetry
by Wallace Stevens
Of Modern Poetry Resources
Here's the homepage for the official Wallace Stevens Society, which also publishes an entire journal dedicated to… you got it.
Those grey-hairs over at the Wallace Stevens Society think they've got the goods. But Poets.org has a cornucopia of Stevens stuff.
Check out these great quotes from Stevens, which you can Tweet or Facebook with the click of a button.
You might think that he makes up the title "A Rabbit as The King of the Ghosts." But Murray's not kidding.
Yes, Stevens has weird titles for some of his poems. Yes, this is a good poem.
It ain't "Of Modern Poetry." But it's creepy and interesting.
Some think he's good; some don't. Maybe this will help you decide for yourself.
For the guy who wrote "Of Modern Poetry," you can't be surprised that Stevens liked to spend his time staring into the distance and thinking deep thoughts.
Here's a pretty good side-by-side of the two men who squared off in a fight in Florida's Key West.
It's not always easy to get a young shot of a guy who got famous in his 60s. But we dug it up.
Articles & Interviews
Stevens in '54, kicking it with an interviewer. Strangely, neither of them mentions how tough the New York Times crossword puzzles are.
An interesting look at Wallace Stevens' politics, and how the guy didn't respond all that well to criticism.
Critic William Logan tries to lay it all out there and say what Stevens means, in general, to the history of American writing.
Sure, Stevens might not sound like the most rage-filled guy. But when it came to making sure the world made some kind of sense, he was all the rage.
When you're finished hearing about Stevens' "rage for order," why not curl up and read about his "plain sense of things." Sound exciting?