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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird


by Wallace Stevens

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Resources



The University of Pennsylvania provides a collection of sites and links related to Wallace Stevens, including his obituary.

Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation presents a solid biography of Stevens and a wide selection of poems.

On "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"

The Modern American Poetry site provides scholarly analysis of the poem.


Black on Black

A slide show set to "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

Song Cycle

A contemporary composer turns the poem into a song cycle, with paintings.


Wallace Stevens Reads His Poetry

Hear the voice of the master.

LibriVox Recording

A reading of "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."


Blackbirds in Bare Branches

Blackbirds + winter = haunting beauty.

The Blackbird, Up Close and Personal

See what all the fuss is about.


Collected Poetry and Prose

You only need to buy one book (just one!) to own everything that Wallace Stevens wrote. And trust us, it's all worth reading. Twice.

Wallace Stevens: Words Chosen Out of Desire

Harvard Professor Helen Vendler is an influential literary critic and a champion of Stevens's work.

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