Kreymborg, Alfred

Kreymborg, Alfred

(krām`bôrg), 1883–1966, American poet and anthologist, b. New York City. Originally one of the imagistsimagists,
group of English and American poets writing from 1909 to about 1917, who were united by their revolt against the exuberant imagery and diffuse sentimentality of 19th-century poetry.
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, he wrote poems collected in Mushrooms (1916), Manhattan Men (1929), Selected Poems (1945), and Man and Shadow (1946). He chronicled American poetry in such works as the critical history Our Singing Strength (1929, 1934) and the anthology Lyric America (1930). His puppet plays were also popular.

Bibliography

See his autobiography, Troubadour (1925).

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Kreymborg, Alfred

(1883–1966) poet, editor, dramatist; born in New York City. He had little schooling, was a chess prodigy, traveled often, and became a journalist and editor based in New York City. He is known as an initiator of the "little" literary magazine, and, among other ventures, he founded The Glebe (1913–14), a publication showcasing the Imagists, and Others (1915–19), an experimental periodical. He was also interested in puppets, and with his wife, Remo Buffano, started a puppet theater. In the 1930s he directed poetic dramas for the Federal Theater Project.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
References in periodicals archive ?
Kreymborg, Alfred. "Long Words and Short Ones." Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature.