The Collected Public Domain Poems of Wallace Stevens, Volume 1

Wallace STEVENS (1879 - 1955)


A collection of Wallace Stevens poems written before 1923.

Stevens trained to be a lawyer. Within eleven years after this series of poems were written, he was vice-president at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in Connecticut. He continued to pursue a quiet life of poetry and correspondence and for the remainder of his life he nurtured his contemplative habit of observation and writing as he walked from home to work and back again. Few at Hartford knew of his world acclaim as a poet. While his major work is considered to have been written when he was much older, many of these early poems are firm classics in the American poetic canon, including: “Anecdote of the Jar,” “The Emperor of Ice Cream,” “Peter Quince at the Clavier,” “Sunday Morning,” “The Snow Man,” “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” and many others. Stevens died of cancer in 1955, shortly after receiving that year’s Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

These poems originally appeared in a variety of magazines (Others, Secession, Rogue, The Soil, The Modern School, Broom, Contact, The New Republic, The Measure, The Little Review, The Dial, and particularly in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.) Nearly 70 of the 101 published poems were later collected in Stevens' first published collection of poems, HARMONIUM. (Summary by Alan Davis Drake)

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Group: The Collected Public Domain Poems of Wallace Stevens

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Anecdote of Canna Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 02 Anecdote of Men by the Thousand Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 03 Anecdote of the Jar Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 04 Another Weeping Woman Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 05 Apostrophe to Vincentine, The Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 06 Autumn Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 07 Banal Sojourn Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 08 Bantams in Pine-Woods Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 09 Bird with the Coppery, Keen Claws, The Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 10 Bowl Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 11 Carnet de Voyage Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 12 Cortège for Rosenbloom Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 13 Cuban Doctor, The Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 14 Curtains in the House of the Metaphysician, The Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 15 Depression Before Spring Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 16 Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 17 Domination of Black Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 18 Earthly Anecdote Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 19 Emperor of Icecream, The Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 20 Explanation Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 21 Exposition of the Contents of a Cab Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 22 Florist Wears Knee-Breeches, The Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 23 Frogs Eat Butterflies, Snakes Eat Frogs, Hogs Eat Snakes, Men Eat Hogs Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 24 From a Junk Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 25 From the Misery of Don Joost Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 26 Gray Room Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 27 Gubbinal Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 28 Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 29 Home Again Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 30 Hymn from a Watermellon Pavilion Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 31 In Battle Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 32 Indigo Glass in the Grass, The Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 33 Infanta Marina Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 34 Invective Against Swans Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 35 Life Is Motion Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 36 The Load of Sugar Cane Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 37 Lulu Gay Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 38 Meditation Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 39 O, Florida, Venereal Soil Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 40 Outside the Hospital Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 41 The Paltry Nude Starts on a Spring Voyage Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 42 Peter Quince at the Clavier Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 43 Phases Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 44 The Place of the Solitaires Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 45 Plowing on Sunday Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 46 The Snow Man Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 47 Song 'There are great things doing' Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 48 Tattoo Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 49 Tea Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 50 Theory Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 51 Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 52 To the Roaring Wind Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 53 Valley Candle Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 54 The Wind Shifts Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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