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LOOK OF AMERICAN VERSE
EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION
I wish to make grateful acknowledgment to the many publishers who have granted me permission to include in this Anthology the poems I have selected to represent the course of American poetryso specifically my acknowledgment is due to
D. Appleton & Co. for the privilege of including “De Big
Bethel Church” by Joel Chandler Harris. Barse & Hopkins for the use of “The Song of the Soldier
Born," selected from the poems of Robert W. Service. The Bobbs-Merrill Co. for "A Life Lesson," "Bereaved," and
"A Parting Guest" by James Whitcomb Riley. W. B. Conkey Company for "Solitude," written by Ella
Wheeler Wilcox. Dodd, Mead & Company for “Discovered” and “Compensa
tion” by Paul Laurence Dunbar; Robert Munger's "The Derelict," taken from his volume, “The Land of Lost
Music." George H. Doran Company for their kind permission to in
clude “To a Photographer" from "Songs of a Workaday World” by Berton Braley; the following selections from poems by Joyce Kilmer: “Trees" and "Old Poets" from the volume "Trees and Other Poems," as well as “Ballade of My Lady's Beauty," "Wealth," and “Dave Lilly"; "To a Post-Office Inkweli” by Christopher Morley, and taken from his book entitled “Rocking Horse"; "Peregrine" and "Let No Charitable Hope" by Elinor Wylie, included in the volume "Black Armour"; "When Amaryllis Bowls” and “Magic" from "The Middle Twenties"
by John Farrar. Doubleday, Page & Co. for the use of five selections from
the poems of_Don Marquis and “The Rich Man" from the volume "Tobogganing on Parnassus” by Franklin P.
Adams. Duffield & Co. for granting the use of “The Frozen Grail" by
Elsa Barker. E. P. Dutton & Co. for "A Chant of Love for England”
written by Helen Gray Cone. Forbes Publishing Co. for "If I Should Die Tonight” by Ben
King. Harcourt, Brace & Co. for reprint permission on “The
Mother" and "Mia Carlotta" from the volume “Carmina"