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but I hope they will not write anything after leaving it, but get a job in a machine-shop. They must run a lathe or a milling-machine, and watch some Carlsen caress a tool-steel point and call it “a peach.”

William Saphier


Mr. Vachel Lindsay, of Springfield, Illinois, whose latest book of verse was The Chinese Nightingale and Other Poems (Macmillan Co.—1916), has been at work, during the past year, chiefly on The Golden Book of Springfield, which, as the editor understands it, will be chiefly prose, with poems by way of incidental interludes. China, whose massive weight and persistent strength are expressed in this latest poem, has been a favorite subject of the poet's thought for years—a subject suggested perhaps partly by the long residence in China of his sister Mrs. Wakefield, the wife of the distinguished medical missionary. Miss Zoé Akins, of St. Louis, whom our readers will remember, is the author of Interpretations (Mitchell Kennerley), and of various plays in verse and prose which have been successfully produced by the Washington Square Players and other companies. Since Mark Twain wrote his prose epic Life on the Mississippi, the “Great River” has been too much neglected by the poets of the Middle West, and it is appropriate that its beauty and grandeur should appeal to the imagination of a poet whose life has been spent in the great city which rises at the confluence of the two great streams that flow together to the Gulf. Marjorie Allen Seiffert (Mrs. Otto S.), of Moline, Illinois, is also familiar to our readers. Her present poems celebrate the beauty of Glacier Park. Mrs. Seiffert, under the pseudonym of Elijah Hay, was one of the three poets represented in the Spectrist Number of Others, the other two being her friend Witter Bynner and her Davenport neighbor Arthur Davison Ficke. Jean Starr Untermeyer (Mrs. Louis U.), of New York, and Antoinette de Coursey Patterson (Mrs. T. de Hoge P.), of Philadelphia, have also appeared before in PoETRY. Also Mr. and Mrs. William Zorach, of New York, of whom the former is better known, perhaps as a painter than a poet.

Of the poets represented in this number for the first time:

Mr. Robert Gilbert Welsh, a New York journalist, is the author of several plays and poems which have appeared in Scribner's, Harper's, the Forum and other magazines. Miss Olive Runner lives in Austin, Minn.; Janet Norris Bangs (Mrs. E. H. B.) in Chicago; Mary Willis Shuey (Mrs. Arthur F. S.) in Tampa, Florida; Pauline B. Barrington (Mrs. Charles B., Jr.) in Santa Barbara, Cal.; and Miss Nancy Byrd Turner is on the staff of the Youth's Companion in Boston.


originAL verse: Chimes and Humoresques, by Ernest M. Hunt. Privately printed,

New York. Horizons at Dawn and at Dusk, by Colin Tolly. Hodder & Stough

ton, London, and Geo. H. Doran Co., New York. Jevons Block, by Kate Buss. Four Seas Co.

TRANSLATION: Messines and Other Poems, by Emile Cammaerts. Translations by

Tita Brand-Cammaerts. John Lane Co.

PLAY: The Lost Pleiad—a Fantasy, by Jane Dransfield. James T. White

& Co., N. Y.

Prose : The Art of Amy Lowell—a Critical Appreciation, by W. Bryher.

Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. Visits to Walt Whitman, by J. Johnston, M. D., and J. W. Wallace.

Egmont H. Arens.

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The Empire of China is Crumbling Down . . Vachel Lindsay 291
Mountain Trails I-VIII . . . . . Marjorie Allen Seiffert 3oo
Freedom . - - - - - - - - - - - Olive Runner 302
Sunrise at Santa Barbara—The Pomegranate Bush . . . .
- - - e - - - - - - - Pauline B. Barrington 3o4
The Sand Dunes . e - - - - Janet Norris Bangs 306
The Birches . . . . . . Antoinette DeCoursey Patterson 307
The Moon Rose . . . . . . . . . . Marguerite Zorach 308
Look, the Seal . . . . . . . . . . . William Zorach 309
The Djinn—Readers Robert Gilbert Welsh 3ro

Quilts . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Willis Shuey 313
Clay Hills—Discover Me Again . . Jean Starr Untermeyer 314
Though One should Strive . . . . . Nancy Byrd Turner 315
Driftwood Burning . . . . . . . . . . . . Zoë Akins 316
The Great Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . H. M. 320
Poetry as an Art . . . . . . . . . . Max Michelson 325
The Sixteenth to the Twentieth . . . . . . . . . A. K. 330

Once More the Georgians . . . John Gould Fletcher 332
More Anthologies, chiefly Topographical . A. C. H. & H. M. 337
The Retort Courteous . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . Randolph Bourne & Van Wyck Brooks 341
A Correction . . . . . . . . Edgar Lee Masters 345
Back to the Machine-shop . . . . . William Saphier 346
Notes and Books Received . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347

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