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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

October 2nd, 2002

American poet Wallace Stevens (Harmonium, 1923) is born in Reading, Pa., 1879.

Wallace Stevens, b. October 2, 1879, d. 1955

stevenswallace2.pngSome call Stevens America’s greatest twentieth-century poet, but whatever his rank (and who’s ranking?) he stands alone, unique and inimitable. Through a long career he claimed for poetry a singular, elevated landscape of the imagination. Regardless of how elusive or allusive his verses, they exist, inviolate, on a plane of pure music, euphony, and gorgeous language.

Suggested Reading Poems Harmonium, 1923. Ideas of Order, 1935. Owl’s Clover, 1936. The Man with the Blue Guitar, 1937. Parts of a World, 1942. Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction, 1942. Esthétique du Mal, 1945. Transport to Summer, 1947. Three Academic Pieces, 1947. A Primitive Like an Orb, 1948. The Auroras of Autumn, 1952. Collected Poems, 1954. Other The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination, 1951. Opus Posthumous, 1957. Letters of Wallace Stevens, 1966. The Palm at the End of the Mind, 1975.

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