The Poetry Book Group is led by Gwenn Gebhard and meets online the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Please contact bookgroups@politics-prose for information to join.
Like Whitman, Hart Crane strove in his poetry to embrace America, to distill an image of America.
Begun in 1923 and published 1930, The Bridge is Crane's major work. "Very roughly," he wrote a friend, "it concerns a mystical synthesis of 'America' . . . The initial impulses of 'our people' will have to be gathered up toward the climax of the bridge, symbol of our constructive future, our unique identity."
— Henri Peyre - New York Times Book Review