Collected and New Poems, 1924-1963

Collected and New Poems None

  • Title: Collected and New Poems, 1924-1963
  • Author: Mark Van Doren
  • ISBN: 9780809000951
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. The Storyteller He talked, and as he talked Wallpaper came alive; Suddenly ghosts walked; And four doors were five; Calendars ran backward, And maps had mouths; Ships went tackward In a great drowse; Trains climbed trees, And soon dripped down Like honey of bees On the cold brick town. He had wakened a worm In the world’s brain, And nothing stood firm Until day again.

    2. Mark Van Doren won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Collected Poems 1922–1938. I am flabbergasted how he achieved so much respect in regards to his poetry of such colossal mediocrity. Van Doren was also a writer and a critic, as well as a scholar and a professor of English for nearly forty years at Columbia University. He inspired Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. He was for a time literary editor of The Nation. He is a significant example, and part of the reason, for why, in [...]

    3. I don't read much poetry, but I picked up this collection at the Book Den in Oak Bluffs, MA, and read it during a snowy winter and spring on the Island. It was well worth the $8 and the half hour spent in a chilly barn poking through boxes of used books.

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