Mona van duyn's near changes is a valuable addition to contemporary american poetry this work provides a variety of riches surpassing even that of her earlier work for wit, inventiveness, true feeling and a sharp eye for the passing scene, there is no one better than she. Leda in red sneakers: a remembrance of mona van duyn andrea carter brown in the spring of 1992, the library of congress broke precedent, naming mona van duyn its first female poet laureate.
Search in the poems of mona van duyn: mona jane van duyn (may 9, 1921 – december 2, 2004) was an american poet she won every major american award for poetry and was appointed poet laureate consultant in poetry to the library of congress in 1992 van duyn was born in waterloo, iowa she grew up in. Mona van duyn - poet - born in iowa in 1921, poet mona van duyn published many collections of poetry and served as the us poet laureate from 1992-1993.
Mona van duyn papers at washington university, st louis — with brief biography mona van duyn pages at modern american poetry, department of english, university of illinois at urbana-champaign mona van duyn at the academy of american poets.
Both william butler yeats and mona van duyn base their poems leda and the swan and leda, respectively, on this story of a mystic marriage yeats' focus on the sexual act itself, along with his allusions to leda's progeny, manifest a grave and terrifying tone. This generous selection of mona van duyn’s distinguished, award-winning work spans four decades beginning with her classic valentines to the wide world (1959), encompassing the intimate voice of bedtime stories (1972) and the moving letters from a father (1982), crowned by the life-spanning firefall (1993), selected poems reacquaints us with a poet whose ear is keenly tuned to the music of. Essays and criticism on mona van duyn - van duyn, mona (vol 116) the best-known poems in this collection are written in response to william butler yeats's sonnet leda and the swan leda.
Leda poem written by mona van duyn did she put on his knowledge with his power before the indifferent beak could let her drop .
Leda “did she put on his knowledge with his power before the indifferent beak could let her drop” not even for a moment he knew, for one thing, what he was.
Works by mona van duyn in the library of congress online catalog can be found under the following author heading: van duyn, mona works about mona van duyn can be found in the library of congress online catalog under the following subject headings: leda in red sneakers: a remembrance of mona van duyn beltway poetry quarterly 7, no 4,.