Amy Lowell: American Sappho


Today's birthday is Amy Lowell's.

She was one of those poetic souls.

At the start of the Great War in London she found

And took over the Imagists from Ezra Pound.

"The Imagists wrote succinct verse of dry clarity and hard outline in which an exact visual image made a total poetic statement. Imagism was a successor to the French Symbolist movement, but, whereas, Symbolism had an affinity for music, Imagism sought analogy with sculpture. In 1914 Ezra Pound turned to Vorticism (a short-lived movement inspired by Cubism) and Amy Lowell largely took over leadership of the group."[]

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