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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    The whole race is a poet that writes down
    The eccentric propositions of its fate.
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    In Hydaspia, by Howzen,
    Lived a lady, Lady Lowzen,
    For whom what is was other things.
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    The muddy rivers of spring
    Are snarling
    Under the muddy skies.
    The mind is muddy.
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    One’s ignorance is one’s chief asset.
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    The sun was rising at six,
    No longer a battered panache above snow. . . .
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