Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lost Poets Project: 1

He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Princeton University.
In the late 1890s he settled in Greenwich Village, in New York City, working as a librarian and becoming part of a circle of poets that included E. A. Robinson, William Vaughn Moody, and Robert Frost.
Edmund Clarence Stedman helped him revise.
He was the fiction editor at Cosmopolitan magazine, from 1905 to 1907.
The verse plays, showing the influence of John Millington Synge, showed realistic portrayals of African Americans, and a revolt against their station in society.
He was poetry editor of New Republic (1920–33), mentoring Louise Bogan.
He also organized the National Survey of the Negro Theater (1939), for the Rockefeller Foundation.
His papers are held at Princeton.
He was awarded the Shelley Memorial Award and an Academy of American Poets' Fellowship.
He wrote three books of poetry, three plays, a book of non-fiction, as well as an edited collection. 
His work was included in Louis Untermeyer’s 1941 edition of Modern American Poetry and Jessie B. Rittenhouse’s 1917 edition of The Little Book of Modern Verse.
He was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets at the time of his death.

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