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Charles Reznikoff Biography and Poems

Charles Reznikoff Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Charles Reznikoff, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Reznikoff, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Charles Reznikoff (August 31, 1894 - January 22, 1976) was the poet for whom the term Objectivist was first coined. When asked by Harriet Munroe to provide an introduction to what became known as the Objectivist issue of Poetry, Louis Zukofsky provided his essay Sincerity and Objectification: With Special Reference to the Work of Charles Reznikoff. This established the name of the loose-knit group of 2nd generation modernist poets and the two characteristics of their poetry: sincerity and objectification.. American Objectivist poet

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