Complete Poems.

Complete Poems.
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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950. Thick 8vo, xxix, [1 (blank)], 676 pp. Original blue cloth, dust-jacket a bit rubbed along edges. First edition of this late collection: presentation copy inscribed by Sandburg to Alfred Kreymborg: “Dear Alfred Kreymborg and you need no chart, no glossary nor footnotes nor explications = with ancient affection = Carl Sandburg 1950”. “One of the first American poets to embrace free verse and prose poetry, Kreymborg later returned to strict formal verse, making his work—at once political and imagistic—difficult to classify as a whole. He published more than a dozen collections of poetry during his lifetime, including the prose-poetry collection Apostrophes (1910), Mushrooms (1916), Manhattan Men (1929), Ten American Ballads (1942), and No More War and Other Poems (1950) as well as the autobiography Troubadour (1925). His verse and radio plays include Lima Beans (1918), The Planets: A Modern Allegory (1938), and The Four Apes (1939). Kreymborg edited a series of literary magazines over the course of his career, often working in collaboration with some of Modernism’s most influential figures. With Man Ray, he published The Glebe, a Modernist journal that first published Ezra Pound’s Des Imagistes, and with Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Skipwith Cannell, he edited Others: A Magazine of New Verse. He edited Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts with Harold Loeb and founded the annual anthology American Caravan with Paul Rosenfeld.” (Poetry Foundation). (Item Id: 107228)

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