John Wheelwright

John Wheelwright

John Wheelwright (1897–1940) was an American poet and architect. He attended Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was poetry editor for the magazine Arise and editor of the Poems for a Dime series. He died in 1940 when he was hit by a drunk driver.

Collected Poems Of John Wheelwright

In 1940, when John Wheelwright was killed by a speeding car, Boston lost one of its most colorful personalities and American poetry one of its most original and provocative talents. Like so many artists who have pioneered fresh techniques, Wheelwright received little popular recognition in his short lifetime, although his work caught the eyes of perspicacious critics, who marked him as a man to watch. Originally published in a clothbound edition in 1972, Wheelwright’s Collected Poems are now presented in paperbook format.…
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