Wed, 29 Sep 2004 19:36:40 -0600
Eastman on Page 124 of "The Literary Mind" recounts a visit to the
"Poet's Union" in Moscow. He writes that readings representing fifteen
schools of Soviet poetry were given. He lists those schools as:
symbolist, Imagist, Acmeist, Moscow Parnassiens, Father Damiens,
Neo-Classics, Constructivists, Futurists, Presentists, Nichevoki,
Petersburg Parnassiens and Acoitists.
Eastman evidently thought the Imagist and Acmeist were separate schools
and makes no note of a Imaginism school.
Eastman does not tell us when he visited Moscow but I would suppose that
the visit took place sometime before his disavowal of Stalinist policies