Hart Crane


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Noun1.Hart Crane - United States poet (1899-1932)
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Yeats, Wallace Stevens and Hart Crane had already shown the new direction that poetry needed to take not to be stale, or repetitive to the point of becoming meaningless, or constantly accessing readymade worn-out images which is precisely the history that many poets today are repeating.
Here are the most acclaimed dance critics, including Edwin Denby, Joan Acocella, Lincoln Kirstein, Jill Johnston, and Clive Barnes; the most inventive and influential choreographers and dancers, among them George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Allegra Kent, and Mikhail Baryshnikov; and a dazzling roster of literary figures, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Hart Crane, Edmund Wilson, Langston Hughes, and Susan Sontag.
Among his topics are novels of William Dean Howells from the turn of the century, Hart Crane's Columbus: the poet's voyage in search of the incarnate word, verbal abstraction and the democratic promise of natural speech: from Williams and Creeley to the language poets, finding voice in fragmentation: negotiations of (female) identity in North American migrant texts, and American studies in an age of globalization.
In his 1930 epic poem The Bridge, Hart Crane codified the Algonquin "princess" Pocahontas as the mythical mother of the USA.
Though critics have written volumes on the work of American poet Hart Crane since his death in 1932, very few have commented substantially on a crucial feature of his writing: his intense process of revision.
Delany makes a compelling case that the homosexual dimensions of Hart Crane's poetry are inadequately addressed in the critical and biographical literature.
Hart Crane's final gesture, his dramatic suicide by drowning should be reconsidered as an act possibly meant as a final desperate solution for an extremely complex equation.
Seven years later, at age 10, he would discover in the Melrose branch of the Bronx Public Library two poets who burned with the heretical romantic flame that Eliot detested: Hart Crane and William Blake.
110 Columbia Heights, where Hart Crane lived with Emil Opffer, in the late 1920s, and wrote his epic poem, The Bridge, published in 1930.
The music was suggested by the beginning of Hart Crane's The Bridge, which describes New York harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge:
Of note are a major jazz festival held at Randall's Island in 1938 and the story of the young poet Samuel Greenberg, who in 1910 spent his time at a psychiatric center there and whose work was notoriously plagiarized by Hart Crane after his death.