Hoffpauir, Richard Books

Contemplative Poetry of Edwin Arlington Robinson, Robert Frost, and Yvor Winters
2002 0-7734-7198-7
This study challenges the entrenched view that 20th century American poetry is essentially Emersonian. It examines the current critical debates, outlines assumptions about knowledge, morality, and poetry that lay behind the pursuits of these three poets, defines and lists the chief characteristics of ‘contemplative poetry,’ and then examines poems in depth.