The Road to the Spring
Collected Poems of Mary Austin
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: Syracuse University Press
Title Page, Copyright Page
For permission to reprint poems from The American Rhythm (1923, 1930) and The Children Sing in the Far West (1928), I gratefully acknowledge Houghton Miffl in Harcourt Publishing Company. The University of Utah Press kindly gave permission to quote extensively from Mary Austin’s Southwest, edited by Chelsea Blackbird and Barney Nelson. Editors at magazines and journals whom I contacted for permission were helpful in suggesting that they no longer held copyright on Austin’s poems....
A Note on the Texts
This edition is the first collection of Mary Austin’s poems to be printed. The Mary Hunter Austin Papers at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, are the principal collection of Austin’s work and the most important source for the poems in this book. By combing through the boxes of the Austin Papers, I found numerous copies of poems printed in magazines and periodicals, as well as the...
A Modern Chisera
Born in 1868, Mary Austin lived through a period of signifi cant cultural transitions, beginning in a recently reunited, post-Civil War United States and ending in a global industrial power on the eve of World War Two. In literary terms, she began in the era of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Emily Dickinson and ended with the emergence of Willa Cather, H. D., and Marianne Moore. From the 1890s to...
Part 1: Book Publications
The American Rhythm, 1923
The 1923 edition of The American Rhythm presents an intriguing mixture of texts. Austin’s long introduction is of great interest as an essay in poetics, connecting environmental, ethnic, and formal concerns. The fi rst section of poems, “Amerindian Songs (Reexpressed from the Originals),” includes twenty-three...
The American Rhythm, 1930
In the 1930 edition of The American Rhythm, Austin deleted six poems from the “Amerindian Songs” section and added fifteen new “re-expressions” to make a total of forty-two “Amerindian Songs.” She also added two new sections to the book: “Magic Formulas from the Cherokee” and “Tribal Lays.” These new...
The Children Sing in the Far West, 1928
In 1928 Austin brought out a second book of poems, called The Children Sing in the Far West, collecting some of her earliest published poems along with poems she had collected or written in the 1920s. Like both editions of The American Rhythm, the 1928 collection presents a range of poems from a variety...
Part Two: Maganize and Periodical Publications
Unpublished Poems and Fragments
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines
About the Author, Back Cover
Page Count: 464
Publication Year: 2014
OCLC Number: 883246796
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