By Pound, along with H.D., Richard Adlington, and F.S. Flint, had founded the imagist group. Their principles are outlined in the first three. Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language. It has been described as the. The excerpt from Ezra Pound’s “Imagism” manifesto is here. It is part of a longer article on Imagism by Amy Lowell, an American poet who was.

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Makers of the New: An Analysis More Poems by H. Williams, who was based in the United States, had not participated in any of the discussions of the Eiffel Tower group.

This feature mirrors contemporary developments in avant-garde art, especially Cubism.

Eliot to Allen Ginsberg. When Harriet Monroe started her Poetry magazine inshe had asked Pound to act as foreign editor.

A Brief Guide to Conceptual Poetry. William Carlos Williams was another who had a strong effect on the Beat poets, encouraging poets like Lew Welch and writing an introduction for the book publication of Ginsberg’s Howl Posted by Amy at 5: Harold Monro and the Poetry Bookshop. Create new account Request new password. In a Station of the Metro The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.


To use the language of common speech, but to employ the exact word, not the nearly-exact, nor the merely decorative word. Imagism called for a return to what were seen as more Classical values, such as directness of presentation and economy of language, and a willingness to experiment with non-traditional verse forms; Imagists used free verse.

To produce a poetry that is hard and clear, never blurred nor. Eliot ‘s ‘Preludes’ and ‘Morning at the Window’ and in D. InWalter Lowenfels jokingly suggested that Aldington should produce a new Imagist anthology.

It has been described as the most influential movement in English poetry since the Pre-Raphaelites. This note, along with the appendix note “The Complete Works of T.

InDes Imagistes A. We are not a school of painters, but we believe that poetry should render particulars exactly and not deal in vague generalities, however magnificent and sonorous. Routledge and Kegan Paul, p.

Haikus to Imagisim: The Imagist Manifesto and Imagism’s Link to Haikus

Hulme was a student of mathematics and philosophy; he had been involved in setting up the club in and was its first secretary. Ezra Pound and the Appropriation of Chinese Poetry: Clearly linking Objectivism’s principles with Imagism’s, Louis Zukofsky insisted, in his introduction to the Objectivist issue of Manifwstoon writing “which is the detail, not mirage, of seeing, of thinking with the things as they exist, and of directing them along a line of melody.

However, it strongly reflects Pound’s interest in poems written to be sung to music, such as those by the troubadours and Guido Cavalcanti.


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Well-known poets of the Edwardian era of the s, such as Alfred AustinIagist Phillipsand William Watsonhad been working very much in the shadow of Tennysonproducing weak imitations of the poetry of the Victorian era. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism. Modernism and the Museum: London University School of Advanced Study. By the spring of that year, however, disputes had begun to brew among the movement regarding leadership and control of the group.

Pound, who believed that the “Hellenic hardness” that he imxgist as the distinguishing quality of the poems of H.

Penguin Critical Anthologies Series. Through his friendship with Laurence BinyonPound had already developed an interest in Japanese art by examining Nishiki-e prints at the British Museum, and he quickly became absorbed in the study of related Japanese verse forms.

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Most of the other members of the group are largely forgotten outside the context of the history of Imagism.