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A Tree with a Bird in it - A Symposium of Contemporary American Poets on Being Shown a Pear-tree on Which Sat a Grackle - cover

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A Tree with a Bird in it - A Symposium of Contemporary American Poets on Being Shown a Pear-tree on Which Sat a Grackle

Margaret Widdemer

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

In 'A Tree with a Bird in it,' Margaret Widdemer crafts a poetic symposium that harnesses the traditional and modernist veins pulsing through early 20th-century American poetry. This contemplative piece operates under the pretense of a simple observation—a pear tree housing a grackle—evoking deeper explorations of nature, existence, and the resonance of everyday moments through profound lyricism. Widdemer's work shines against the wider literary backdrop of her contemporaries, establishing its own niche within the period's introspective and imagistic tendencies. The book's revival by DigiCat Publishing not only restores the text to its authentic form but also reintroduces its literary significance to a new audience in various contemporary formats.

Margaret Widdemer was a pivotal voice of her time, skillfully intertwining the personal with the universal in her poetry. Her background as a suffragist and a keen observer of women's lives in post-Edwardian America uniquely positioned her to pen 'A Tree with a Bird in it.' Widdemer's sensibilities reflected the transitional era she occupied, and this work encapsulates the nuanced perspectives of a woman articulating the complexities of the shifting world around her.

Recommended for scholars and enthusiasts of early American modernist poetry, 'A Tree with a Bird in it' offers a window into the soul of an era. Readers will appreciate the timeless themes and Widdemer's eloquent portrayal of a seemingly mundane moment cast into poetic eternity. This meticulous reissue invites engagement with Widdemer's preserved voice, an essential component of the tapestry that is American literature. For those attuned to the historical context of its creation, the work provides a rich, immersive dive into the subtleties of life and the enduring power of observation.
Available since: 09/04/2022.
Print length: 30 pages.

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