Marianne Moore (1887-1972) was a poet, essayist, book reviewer, and translator. She is considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.

IN THE REVIEW

On Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens was a consummate refutation of the impression that life must be frantic. He was a lawyer, born in Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1879, entered Harvard when eighteen and was a graduate of The New York Law School. In 1934 he became Vice-President of the Accident and Indemnity Company …

Morton Dauwen Zabel (1902–1964)

Morton Dauwen Zabel’s death in Billings Memorial Hospital, Chicago, on April 28th, deprives American letters of a valuable critic—our first exchange professor to Brazil, editor of the first anthology of American poetry in Portuguese, editor of many other anthologies—ours and foreign work—prose and verse. An authority on Henry James, Conrad, …

Occasionem Cognosce

I’ve been thinking— I mean cogitating Make a fuss and be tedious. I’m annoyed? yes; am—avoid “adore” and “bore”; am, I say, by the word bore, bored; refuse to use …