Change Author / Owner : Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets
Website with works from the National Portrait Gallery (mostly photographs) that illustrate the story of modernism in American poetry. The story begins with an unlikely pair of seminal figures: Walt Whitman, who heard "America singing" in the nineteenth century, and Ezra Pound, who left his "half savage country" early in the twentieth century and returned as a prisoner, charged with treason during World War II. The site includes recordings of Pound, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others, each reading a poem.
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