Tuesday, March 12, 2013

News at Eleven: As a student in Philadelphia, [Hilda] Doolittle

met other poets. Together, she along with William Carlos Williams and especially Marianne Moore formed, under [Ezra] Pound's tutelage, the first generation of modernist American poets. And it was Moore who cracked the proverbial glass ceiling for women poets. Establishing herself, in a way that Langston Hughes did for African Americans, Moore became the poet who would command serious consideration from the literary establishment because the quality of her work could not be denied.

from The Smithsonian: Poetry Matters: Women's Work: Toward a New Poetic Language


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