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Richard Seddon <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 29 Sep 2004 19:36:40 -0600
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Dear List:

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
in 1922.

Rick Seddon
McIntosh, NM