Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.

Some of his best-known poems include "Valley Candle", "Anecdote of the Jar", "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock", "The Emperor of Ice-Cream", "The Idea of Order at Key West", "Sunday Morning", "The Snow Man", and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

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... orchestra, Opus 14, The Wind Shifts for high voice and strings (text of Wallace Stevens) 1971 Opus 15, Banal Sojourn for high voice and piano (text of Wallace Stevens), Opus 16 Fantasy ... Cry for soprano and piano (texts of Wallace Stevens and Christina Rosetti) 1974-75 Opus 28, Sea-Surface Full of Clouds, cantata for soloists, choir, and chamber orchestra 1975 Opus 29, Homage to ... The Noon's Repose for tenor and harp (Eliot/Stevens/Marvell), Opus 40, Second Concerto for Orchestra, Opus 41, Serenade in C for octet 1979-80 Opus 42, First Idyll for small orchestra, Opus 43 ...
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... km2) Dickinson County 041 Abilene 1857 From unorganized area Daniel Stevens Dickinson, U.S ... (70031551000000000001,551 km2) Logan County 109 Oakley 1888 Formed from Wallace County (formerly named St. 7002680000000000000680 sq mi (70031761000000000001,761 km2) Stevens County 189 Hugoton 1886 Formed from Seward County Thaddeus Stevens, U.S ...
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... poet Wallace Stevens ... had it right when he wrote in The Nation in 1923 that Stevens's wit "is tentative, perverse, and superfine and it will never be popular." Yet by 1960 the cottage industry of Stevens studies was ... The Wallace Stevens Journal has been published by the Wallace Stevens Society since 1979, and its editor, John N ...
Wallace Stevens - Bibliography - Prose
... Posthumous publications Letters of Wallace James Stevens, edited by Holly Stevens (1966) Secretaries of the Moon The Letters of Wallace Stevens Jose Rodriguez Feo, edited ... Bates (1989) The Contemplated Spouse The Letter of Wallace Stevens to Elsie, edited by D.J ...
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... The poet Wallace Stevens is said to have been baptized a Catholic during his last days suffering from stomach cancer ... This account is disputed, particularly by Stevens's daughter, Holly, and critic, Helen Vendler, who, in a letter to James Wm ... Arthur Hanley was "forgetful" since "he was interviewed twenty years after Stevens' death." In his response, Chichetto noted that Vendler ignored "the testimony of Dr ...

Famous quotes by wallace stevens:

    To lose sensibility, to see what one sees,
    As if sight had not its own miraculous thrift,
    To hear only what one hears, one meaning alone,
    As if the paradise of meaning ceased
    To be paradise, it is this to be destitute.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    She hears, upon that water without sound,
    A voice that cries, ‘The tomb in Palestine
    Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
    It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.’
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    In the morning,
    The jack-rabbit sang to the Arkansaw.
    He carolled in caracoles
    On the feat sandbars.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Of a green evening, clear and warm,
    She bathed in her still garden, while
    The red-eyed elders watching, felt

    The basses of their beings throb
    In witching chords, and their thin blood
    Pulse pizzicati of Hosanna.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    the listener, who listens in the snow,
    And, nothing himself, beholds
    Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)