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Hart Crane was born in Garrettsville, Ohio, on the same day that Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Crane published only two volumes of poetry during his lifetime, but those established Crane as one ofread more
Though I have touched her flesh of moons,
Still she sits gestureless and mute,
Drowning cool pearls in alcohol.
O blameless shyness;—innocence dissolute!5
She hazards jet; wears tiger-lilies;—
And bolts herself within a jewelled belt.
Too many palms have grazed her shoulders:
Surely she must have felt.
Ophelia had such eyes; but she
Which poet critic initially praised Hart Crane as "one of the small group of contemporary masters" in a review in Poetry Magazine , only to write of Crane in a later review, "the flaws in Mr. Crane's genius are, I believe, so great as to partake, if they persist, almost of the nature of public catastrophe"?Answer Previous Trivia Questions