Saturday, September 29, 2007

The New American Poetry 1945-1960
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 was a poetry anthology edited by Donald Allen, and published in 1960. It aimed to pick out the "third generation" of American modernist poets, and included quite a number of poems fresh from the little magazines of the late 1950s. In the longer term it attained a classic status, with critical approval and continuing sales. It was reprinted in 1999.

Poets in The New American Poetry 1945-1960
Published May 29, 1960 for $1.95
White paper wrapper: THE ʃ NEW ʃ AMERICAN ʃ POETRY ʃ [in blue] 1945-1960. ʃ [in grey] EDITED BY ʃ DONALD M. ALLEN ʃ [list of authors overprinted on red design] ʃ [vertically in blue along fore edge] EVERGREEN ORIGINAL E-237 $1.95 (U.K. 14/6.) [ornament]. Spine printed vertically: THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY [in blue] 1945-1960 [printed over, in grey] EDITED BY DONALD M. ALLEN ʃ [ornament in blue] ʃ E-237 ʃ [in red] GROVE ʃ PRESS. Back cover printed in blue, black, and red. 5 5/16 X 8.
[I]—[XXIV], [1]—[457] as follows: [I] fly title: [II] blank; [III] title as above; [IV] statement of copyright, etc; V—VIII acknowledgements and permissions; [IX] dedications; [X] blank; XI—XIV preface; XV—XXIII contents; [XXIV] blank; [1]—454 text; [455—457] blank.

The New American Poetry 1945-1960 Notes

Charters, Ann (ed.). The Portable Beat Reader. Penguin Books. New York. 1992. ISBN 0-670-83885-3 (hc); ISBN 0-14-015102-8 (pbk)

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