The Imagist Poem: Modern Poetry in Miniature

Edited by William Pratt

184 pages • $16.95 • ISBN: 9780972814386 • May 2009 • Add to Cart


William Pratt’s The Imagist Poem has been hailed as the most important anthology of Imagist poetry ever published. This third edition features an expanded selection of poems and an updated introduction by the editor, making it an indispensable tool for any student of twentieth century poetry or Modernism. Poets represented include: T. E. Hulme, T. S. Eliot, F. S. Flint, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, H. D., Richard Aldington, William Carlos Williams, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Herbert Read, Adelaide Crapsey, Max Michelson, e.e. cummings, and Archibald MacLeish.

“I have discovered your anthology The Imagist Poem, and as one of the few survivors of the group, I would like to send you a few words of congratulation. Both in your choice of poems and in your Introduction you have very faithfully represented the ideals and the achievements of the movement. I believe you are the only critic of a younger generation who has really entered into the spirit and purpose of our enterprise, and appreciated the fundamental significance of its brief efflorescence. I am most grateful, and I only regret that my friends Flint and Aldington are not still alive to receive your just tribute.”

—Herbert Read

“William Pratt’s The Imagist Poem is an anthology with a full and extremely useful introduction to the movement and its participants.”
—William Pritchard 


William Pratt is Professor Emeritus of English at Miami University. He is also editor of The Fugitive Poets, reissued in 1992 as part of the Southern Classics Series produced by J. S. Sanders in Nashville, Tennessee.

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