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When poetry is read aloud, delivery is all.
Booming cavernous tones denote
a poet too much up himself.
Remember the Edith Sitwell sound
destroying the poetry with drama… 102 more words

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At Oxford University, in England, 7th June, 1926…

…American Alice B. Toklas, 49, is watching her partner Gertrude Stein, 52, delivering her lecture entitled ‘Composition as Explanation.’ She’s excited, but a bit nervous for… 326 more words

Gertrude Stein

At Oxford University, England, 7th June, 1926…

…American writer Gertrude Stein, 52, is delivering her lecture entitled ‘Composition as Explanation.’ She’s a bit nervous.

Last year, when the Cambridge University Literary Society first asked her to come speak, as she wrote later, 302 more words

Bloomsbury Group

Heart and Mind

Heart and Mind (1944)
Edith Sitwell

SAID the Lion to the Lioness-‘When you are amber dust,-
No more a raging fire like the heat of the Sun… 181 more words


Popular Song ~ Edith Sitwell

Popular Song

Lily O’Grady,

Silly and shady,

Longing to be

A lazy lady,

Walked by the cupolas, gables in the

Lake’s Georgian stables,

In a fairy tale like the heat intense, 270 more words


Definition #319 Weird Poet

Sitwell said: “I am not an eccentric.

It’s just that I am more alive than most people.

I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.” 179 more words