Harriet Monroe (1860-1936)


A poet and literary critic, Harriet Monroe raised money to found Poetry magazine in 1912. As editor, Monroe followed an open door policy in her selections. She published poems by poets such as Carl Sandburg, Vachal Lindsay, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams. Moore is credited with initiating a renaissance in American poetry by supporting innovative writers focusing on urban, industrial issues and creating an outlet to reach the American public. Today, Poetry remains the leading publisher of modern American verse.








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