By Pound, along with H.D., Richard Adlington, and F.S. Flint, had founded the imagist group. Their principles are outlined in the first three. Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language. It has been described as the. The excerpt from Ezra Pound’s “Imagism” manifesto is here. It is part of a longer article on Imagism by Amy Lowell, an American poet who was.

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This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat InHulme left the Poets’ Club and started meeting with Flint and other poets in a new group which Hulme referred to as the “Secession Club”; they met at the Eiffel Tower restaurant in London’s Soho [9] to discuss plans to reform contemporary poetry through free verse and the tanka and haiku imxgist through the removal of all unnecessary verbiage from poems.

Although Imagism isolates objects through the use of what Ezra Pound i,agist “luminous details”, Pound’s ideogrammic method of juxtaposing concrete instances to express an abstraction is similar to Cubism’s manner of synthesizing multiple perspectives into a single image.

Pound, who believed that the “Hellenic hardness” that he saw as the distinguishing quality of imagiist poems of H.

Around the end ofhe presented his paper A Lecture on Modern Poetry at one of the club’s meetings. Retrieved from ” https: Eliot to Allen Ginsberg.

A strand of modernism, imagism aimed to replace abstractions with concrete details that could be further expounded upon through the use of figuration.

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It became one of the most important and influential English-language collections of modernist verse. This audio file was created from a revision of the article ” Imagism ” datedand does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. Imayist letter to J. Imagiist July 16, The result was the Imagist Anthologyedited by Aldington and including all the contributors to the four earlier anthologies with the exception of Lowell, who had died, Cannell, who had disappeared, and Pound, who declined.


Also see Arrowsmith, Rupert Richard Squire, January 29, Newer Post Older Post Home. Marianne Moore, who was at most a fringe member of the group, carved out a unique poetic style of her own that retained an Imagist concern with compression of language. Clearly linking Objectivism’s principles with Imagism’s, Louis Zukofsky insisted, in his introduction to the Objectivist issue of Poetryon writing “which is the detail, not mirage, of seeing, of thinking with the things as they exist, and of directing them along a line of melody.

Hmm, presenting an image? The following is a excerpt from an Imagist Manifesto, which explains what Imagism as a movement set out to do.

A Brief Guide to Imagism

Oxford University Press, p. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. Williams, who was based in the United States, had not participated in any of the discussions of the Eiffel Tower group. Well-known poets of the Edwardian era of the s, such as Alfred AustinStephen Phillipsand William Watsonhad been working very much in the shadow of Tennysonproducing weak imitations of the poetry of the Victorian era.

Imagist publications appearing between and featured works by many of the most prominent modernist figures in poetry and other fields, including Ezra PoundH. Pound’s editorial choices were based on msnifesto he saw as the degree of sympathy that these writers displayed with Imagist precepts, rather than active participation in a group as such.


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Hulme” in Pound’s book Ripostesare considered to be the first appearances of the word “Imagiste” later anglicised to “Imagist” in print. From an Imagist manifesto: Byeven Lowell began to distance herself from the movement, the tenets of which eventually became absorbed into the broader modernist movement and continued to influence poets throughout the twentieth century.

The Cambridge History of American Literature. We believe that the individuality of a poet may often be better. Fyfield Books, Carcanet Press. Translation by William Pratt and Anne Rich. Imagism was born in England and America in the early twentieth century. Taken together, these two texts comprised the Imagist programme for a return to what they saw as the best poetic practice of the past.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Objectivists worked mainly in free verse.

Haikus to Imagisim: The Imagist Manifesto and Imagism’s Link to Haikus

The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse. InDes Imagistes A.

Modern Poetry in Miniature. Eliot ‘s ‘Preludes’ and ‘Morning at the Window’ and in D. Two further issues, both edited by Lowell, were published ,anifesto and Posted by Amy at 5: From the ensuing debate, Hulme and Flint became close friends.

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