Monday, January 26

Harry Crosby

Wikipedia - "Harry Crosby (June 4, 1898 – December 10, 1929) was an American heir, a bon vivant, poet, publisher, and for some, epitomized the Lost Generation in American literature.  ... Mary (or Polly as she was called) divorced her alcoholic husband and to her family's dismay married Crosby. Two days later they left for Europe, where they devoted themselves to art and poetry. Both enjoyed a decadent lifestyle, drinking, smoking opium regularly, traveling frequently, and having an open marriage. Crosby maintained a coterie of young ladies that he frequently bedded, and wrote and published poetry that dwelled on the symbolism of the sun and explored themes of death and suicide.  ..."
Modern American Poetry | Biographical Essay | The Black Sun Press | Visual Representations of the "Black Sun" | On "Tattoo" | On "Photoheliograph" | On "A Short Introduction to the Word" | Further Examples of Crosby's Poetry | Crosby's "Diary" as Staged Text | Crosby's "Rivals": Typical Verse from the Atlantic Monthly in the 1920s | Crosby and Crane (Commentary by Sy Kahn) | Crosby as Photographer | Defining an Aesthetics for Crosby | Remembering Harry Crosby: Kay Boyle, John Wheelwright
amazon: Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby