Able Muse, Reload Issue: Poetry, Prose & Art

Wallace Stevens: Emperor of the Enigmatic

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Wallace Stevens:

The Emperor of the Enigmatic


The poet Mark Strand has said that Wallace Stevens is “one of the most admired American poets of the twentieth century,” but at the same time, one of “the least understood.” Perhaps that is because Wallace Stevens wrote some of the most willfully obscure poems of the twentieth century.

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