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Of Modern Poetry

Of Modern Poetry


by Wallace Stevens

Of Modern Poetry Resources


The Wallace Stevens Society

Here's the homepage for the official Wallace Stevens Society, which also publishes an entire journal dedicated to… you got it.

Stevens' Bio on

Those grey-hairs over at the Wallace Stevens Society think they've got the goods. But has a cornucopia of Stevens stuff.

Stevens on

Check out these great quotes from Stevens, which you can Tweet or Facebook with the click of a button.


Bill Murray Reads Stevens

You might think that he makes up the title "A Rabbit as The King of the Ghosts." But Murray's not kidding.

Harold Bloom Reads "Tea at the Palaz of Hoon"

Yes, Stevens has weird titles for some of his poems. Yes, this is a good poem.


Reading of Stevens' "The Snow Man"

It ain't "Of Modern Poetry." But it's creepy and interesting.

Great Three-Way Discussion of Stevens' Work

Some think he's good; some don't. Maybe this will help you decide for yourself.


Stevens Getting his Think On

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.

Stevens and Hemingway

Here's a pretty good side-by-side of the two men who squared off in a fight in Florida's Key West.

Young Stevens

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

NY Times Interview with Wallace Stevens

Stevens in '54, kicking it with an interviewer. Strangely, neither of them mentions how tough the New York Times crossword puzzles are.

"What Mitt Romney Might Learn From Wallace Stevens"

An interesting look at Wallace Stevens' politics, and how the guy didn't respond all that well to criticism.

"The Sovereign Ghost of Wallace Stevens"

Critic William Logan tries to lay it all out there and say what Stevens means, in general, to the history of American writing.


Wallace Stevens: Rage for Order

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.

Wallace Stevens: The Plain Sense of Things

When you're finished hearing about Stevens' "rage for order," why not curl up and read about his "plain sense of things." Sound exciting?

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