Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1958… and Anthology of Poems from the Seventeen Previously Published Braithwaite Anthologies… [inscribed by Braithwaite]
Inscribed to former Columbia University professor and radio and television educator, Lyman Bryson
Anthology of poetry edited by William Stanley Braithwaite (1878–1962), African American mixed race poet, literary critic, and some-time professor at Atlanta University. “Braithwaite’s perceptive and extraordinary instinctive gift of discovering the poetic genius has no doubt earned him the title of’Afro-American Anthologist of the Twentieth Century.’” (Blockson 101).
From 1913 to 1929, Braithwaite, then a critic at the influential Boston Evening Transcript, edited an annual volume of poetry. The present anthology from 1958—his final—marks a revival of his long-running series.
Poets within the anthology includes Padraic Colum, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Louis Ginsburg (father of Allen Ginsberg), Robert Hillyer, Phyllis McGinley, Marianne Moore, Lizette Woodworth Reese, John Updike, and William Carlos Williams. The volume also contains a separate section of poems from the original series, selected by poet Margaret Haley Carpenter (1917–1985). Plus a 37-page introduction by Braithwaite and a foreword by Margaret Haley Carpenter.
Inscribed to former Columbia University professor and radio and television educator, Lyman Bryson (1888–1959). In full: “To: Lyman Bryson, In memory of the Cambridge elms and The Visitor who now kindles the Spirit of Emerson and Lowell in his Lyceum of the Air — William Stanley Braithwaite, New York, May 23, 1959.”
Description: Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1958… and Anthology of Poems from the Seventeen Previously Published Braithwaite Anthologies… [inscribed by Braithwaite]
New York: The Schulte Publishing Company, 1959. First Edition. lxxv, , 431pp. 8vo. Publisher’s quarter brown cloth and tan paper-covered boards with paper labels on spine and upper board; illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed by editor William Stanley Braithwaite on free, front endpaper. Slightly cocked; near fine in a good dust jacket which is edge worn and with some stains.