When They Were Very Young, a prelude

As part of the Poetry Society of America's landmark exhibition Portraits of Poets 1910-2010, we curated a collection of photographs of poets in childhood to complement the more iconic images in the show.

The idea came to us from the pages of In Fealty to Apollo (1950), a book published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the PSA.

The section of the book, When They Were Very Young, is scanned below, and includes photos of PSA Members Robert Frost (at 10 months), Edna St. Vincent Millay (age 22) , Louis Ginsberg (Allen's father at age 19 ), and Witter Bynner (age 12).

Stay tuned in upcoming days for more posts of childhood photos of contemporary poets!


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