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Eli Siegel (August 16, 1902–November 8, 1978) was the poet and critic who founded the philosophy Aesthetic Realism in 1941. He wrote the award-winning poem, "Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana", two highly acclaimed volumes of poetry, a critical consideration of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw titled James and the Children, and Self and World: An Explanation of Aesthetic Realism.. Latvian-American poet and critic; founded the philosophy Aesthetic Realism

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