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Rakosi, Carl (1903–2004) By Shoemaker, Steven

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM2001-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 12 April 2024, from


Carl Rakosi was an innovative American poet associated with the Objectivist movement in American poetry. His career spanned much of the twentieth century and extended into the twenty-first, and his poetry has been noted for its moral seriousness, humour, irony, and wit. As a young poet publishing in the various little magazines of the modernist period, Rakosi came to the attention of Louis Zukofsky, who would initiate his lifelong involvement with the Objectivists.

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Shoemaker, Steven. Rakosi, Carl (1903–2004). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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