Anne Bradstreet: 1612-1672; Anne Bradstreet was the first poet and first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published. Her first volume of poetry was The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, published in 1650. It was met with a positive reception in both the Old World and the New World.
Ezra Pound. 1919: American expatriate poet and critic of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his promotion of Imagism, a movement that called for a return to more classical values, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language. In a Station of the Metro The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. — Ezra Pound