In America today we have a few excellent writers who challenge comparison with the best of present-day England. We have many more who have been widely successful in the business of making novels, poems, plays, which cannot rank as literature at all. In choosing from such a large number a list for study, it is our hope that we have not omitted the name of any author who counts as a force in our developing literature; but, on the other hand, it is undoubtedly true that we have excluded many writers whose work compares favorably with that of some on the list.
J. A Masque of Poets. Dodd, Mead, 1918.
Richards, G.M. High Tide; Songs of Joy and Vision. Houghton Mifflin, 1918.
---- ---- The Melody of Earth. (Nature and Garden Poems from Present-day Poets.) Houghton Mifflin, 1920.
---- ---- Star Points; Songs of Joy, Faith, and Promise. Houghton Mifflin, 1921.
Rittenhouse, Jessie B. The Little Book of Modern Verse. Houghton Mifflin, 1913-19.
---- ---- The Second Book of Modern Verse. Houghton Mifflin, 1919.
Some Imagist Poets: 1915, 1916, 1917. Constable.
Stork, Charles Wharton, Contemporary Verse Anthology. Favorite Poems Selected from the Magazine of Contemporary Verse. 1916-20. Dutton, 1920.
Untermeyer, Louis. Modern American Poetry. Harcourt, Brace, 1920; enlarged, 1921.
COLLECTIONS OF PLAYS
Baker, George Pierce. Harvard Plays. Brentano. I. 47 Workshop Plays. First Series. 1918. (Rachel L. Field, Hubert Osborne, Eugene Pillot, William L. Prosser.)
II. Plays of the Harvard Dramatic Club