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