March/April – American Literature in the Twentieth Century
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The remarkable poetry of John Allan Wyeth nearly vanished for a simple reason. The author published only one book, This Man’s Army (1928), and then abandoned the practice of poetry. The book received excellent reviews and sold well enough to be reprinted in 1929 just as the Depression brought the great decade of American Modernism to an end. Wyeth headed to Europe where he studied painting. He enjoyed some success as an artist. He even composed music, but he never published another poem.