Louis Simpson Poems

Louis Simpson was a poet and editor, born in St. Louis, MO. He taught at Columbia University as well as at other important institutions. His early work was similar to that of the Confessional poets. His early books are The Arrivistes and A Dream of Governors. They delve into his experiences in World War II.

American Poetry

by Louis Simpson

‘American Poetry’ appears in Louis Simpson’s award-winning collection At the End of the Open Road (1963). This piece is about the nature and range of poems produced throughout America.

Lines Written Near San Francisco

by Louis Simpson

‘Lines Written Near San Francisco’ is a poem about the poet’s realization about the city of San Francisco. This poem reveals the themes of loss of innocence and simplicity.

The Battle

by Louis Simpson

In this sharp poem ‘The Battle’, Louis Simpson depicts life on the front line of war with searing honesty and unsentimentally.

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