Modernist Poetry

For many, high modernism is perhaps best characterized by the emergence of a new kind of poetry. The battle cry of the modernists—"make it new"—is reflected in the experimental, difficult, highly allusive nature of much of the poetry written during this time. Below is a representative selection of such verse.

H. D.


T.S. Eliot


Ford Madox Ford


James Joyce


Ezra Pound


William Butler Yeats