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father of the beats

There was decidedly an air of wildness about him….At first Lindsay attracted little attention. Then, in 1913,as his poetic scope widened, he began intoning his verse in ragtime rhythm, in what he called “Higher Vaudeville” presentations. He was convinced that … Continue reading

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twisting and shouting: father of singing poetry

A lot of shouting. Vachel Lindsay was certainly no Longfellow, no Whittier. What was the fellow trying to prove anyway? Lindsay could have told them. He thought of himself as an artistic originator whose “New Poetry” would, in short order, … Continue reading

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