Fletcher, John Gould

Fletcher, John Gould

Fletcher, John Gould, 1886–1950, American poet, b. Little Rock, Ark., educated (1903–7) at Harvard. After traveling throughout Europe, he became a leader of the imagists in England. His early collections of poetry are Irradiations: Sand and Spray (1915) and Goblins and Pagodas (1916). In later works Fletcher turned from free verse to more traditional forms. These include The Black Rock (1928), Selected Poems (1938; Pulitzer Prize), and The Burning Mountain (1946). Many of his poems reflect his youth in the Southwest.

Bibliography

See his autobiography, Life Is My Song (1937).

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Fletcher, John Gould

(1886–1950) poet, writer; born in Little Rock, Ark. He studied at Harvard (1903–07), lived in England (1908–14; 1916–33), and settled in Arkansas (1933). He was associated with the Imagist poets and Southern Agrarian writers.
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