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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.

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    Canaries in the morning, orchestras
    In the afternoon, balloons at night. That is
    A difference, at least from nightingales,
    Jehovah and the great sea-worm.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The consolations of space are nameless things.
    It was after the neurosis of winter. It was
    In the genius of summer that they blew up
    The statue of Jove among the boomy clouds.
    It took all day to quieten the sky
    And then to refill its emptiness again....
    —Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)