SELECTED POEMS by Marsden Hartley


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When the Museum of Modern Art in NYC gave the painter Marsden Hartley a posthumous one-man show, he achieved a definite place among recognized modern American painters. Before that he had had a small but ardent following, who appreciated the strength, power, deep sincerity and almost mystical sensitivity of his work. This slender volume of his much less well known verse shows the same qualities. If Hartley was, perhaps, a better craftsman with the brush, in his literary output he achieves the same odd, unique, compelling qualities whether writing of Maine landscape, stricken birds, burial at sea, a friend's profile. And always he is himself, uncompromisingly individual, acrid, strong yet tender. This little volume will win a small but eager audience.

Publisher: Viking