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Footprints of the Twentieth Century: American Skyscrapers, Modern Poems

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how modern American poetry dealt with skyscrapers as a theme during the 1910s. The most potent icons of modernity in the early twentieth-century city were great buildings, ... More


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