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Richard Eberhart

Richard Eberhart (1904-2005) won the Pulitzer Prize for his Selected Poems, 1930-1965 and the 1977 National Book Award in poetry for Collected Poems, 1930-1976. From 1959 to 1961, Eberhart served as the Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poetry and was awarded a Bollingen Prize in 1962.


The Passage

Winter 1960 | Poetry

Disindividuating ChaosAnd old Discord clamped Down on my downy loveBefore it was spoken of, Suckled must be in a yearFirst fingered; sensed no fear, Then shot up in the blue skyConclamant with ability, O I remember the holy dayWhen glory along [...]

Poets and the European Sickness

Winter 1939 | Criticism

Valhalla and Other Poems. By Robert Francis. New York: The Macmillan Company. $2.00. The Five-Fold Mesh. By Ben Belitt. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $2.00. Concerning the Young. By Willard Maas. New York: Farrar and Rinehart. $2.00. A Glad Day. By Ka [...]

Time’s Clickings

If the moment could be brought back,   Clicks through the trees   The typewriter speaking     Those summer days of blue-green silence     Struck by the little bells And the pleasure of [...]