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Charles Reznikoff Biography | Poet

Charles Reznikoff Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Charles Reznikoff. This short biogrpahy feature on Charles Reznikoff will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.

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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