Modern poems of the first rank by the winner of the 1950 Bollingen Prize. Wallace Stevens, who for many young poets, has assumed the leadership once held by T. S. Eliot, here makes new turns on his basic theme of reality and imagination and their interpenetration. These poems, most of them short lyrics, combine the most delicate precision of statement with music, color, wit, and an unsurpassably new and beautiful imagery. A few of the more meaningful among them are A The Woman is Sunshine, etc. This volume is not for those who run to read. Its meanings are embedded in its form, and its audience will be ""fit though few"". A previous collection-Harmonium will be re-issued on this date.