Untermeyer, Louis ŭn´tərmīər [key]
, 1885–1977, American poet and anthologist, b. New York City. Although a first-rate poet, he is known best for his anthologies, notably Modern American Poetry
(1919), Modern British Poetry
(1920), This Singing World
(1923), Fifty Modern American and British Poets: 1920–1970
(1973), and many others, all of which have been revised numerous times. The high quality of his own poetry and his talent as a parodist are best represented in his Selected Poems and Parodies
(1935). His prose works include Lives of the Poets
(1960) and several volumes of criticism.
See his autobiography, From Another World (1939), and The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer (1963).
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