Remembering Hart Crane

Cowley, Malcolm
April 1941
New Republic;4/14/41, Vol. 104 Issue 15, p504
Presents information on poet Hart Crane. Report that Crane used to charm his inspiration out of its hiding place by drinking and laughing and playing the phonograph; Revision of poem to clarify its images, correcting its meter and searching through dictionaries and thesauruses for exactly the right word; Discussion of the general purposes that guided Crane in his patient revisions; Statement that Crane's purpose was closer to the deliberate hallucination of the senses.


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