Mary Barnard, American Imagist
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Mary Barnard, American Imagist

Sarah Barnsley

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Sarah Barnsley

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Perhaps best known for her outstanding translation of Sappho, poet Mary Barnard (1909–2001) has until recently received little attention for her own work. In this book, Sarah Barnsley examines Barnard's poetry and poetics in the light of her plentiful correspondence with Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and others. Presenting Barnard as a "late Imagist, " Barnsley links Barnard's search for a poetry grounded in native speech to efforts within American modernism for new forms in the American grain. Barnsley finds that where Pound and Williams began the campaign for a modern poetry liberated from the "heave" of the iambic pentameter, Barnard completed it through a "spare but musical" aesthetic derived from her studies of Greek metric and American speech rhythms, channeled through materials drawn direct from the American local. The first book on Barnard, and the first to draw on the Barnard archives at Yale's Beinecke Library, Mary Barnard, American Imagist unearths a fascinating and previously untold chapter of twentieth-century American poetry.

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Citation styles for Mary Barnard, American Imagist
APA 6 Citation
Barnsley, S. (2013). Mary Barnard, American Imagist ([edition unavailable]). State University of New York Press. Retrieved from (Original work published 2013)
Chicago Citation
Barnsley, Sarah. (2013) 2013. Mary Barnard, American Imagist. [Edition unavailable]. State University of New York Press.
Harvard Citation
Barnsley, S. (2013) Mary Barnard, American Imagist. [edition unavailable]. State University of New York Press. Available at: (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Barnsley, Sarah. Mary Barnard, American Imagist. [edition unavailable]. State University of New York Press, 2013. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.