Archibald MacLeish

Archibald MacLeish was born in Glencoe, Illinois, on May 7, 1892. He was a Modernist poet who studied at Yale University and enlisted in the First World War. He is remembered for his work promoting the arts and libraries. Two collections of his papers are held at the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Read more about Archibald MacLeish.

Ars Poetica

‘Ars Poetica’ by Archibald MacLeish describes what the speaker believes to be the elements of successful and unsuccessful poetry. 

You, Andrew Marvell

‘You, Andrew Marvell’ by Archibald MacLeish describes the transitory nature of the time and the unstoppable force that is night. 

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