Although thoroughly postmodern, the American poet Theodore Roethke would have been at home with almost any of the lyric poets of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Poesie: Longfellow’s Chaucer
Longfellow, for one, did not seem to associate Chaucer with the sounds and smells of 14th century London.
Poesie: Frost’s Fire and Ice
The truth is that Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned as a master-poet by world standards. - Robert Graves
Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'