Some folks didn't care for our recent commemoration of the centennial of Futurism - like we were endorsing it somehow, sheesh! Well, it's time to celebrate yet another birthday.
On this date one hundred years ago... T.E. Hulme, F.S. Flint, and Edward Storer met in the Cafe Tour d'Eiffel off Tottenham Court Road in London and started up the School of Images! Later members included H.D. and Ezra Pound.. and Amy Lowell, who tried to take over the whole enterprise.
In honor of the occasion, I invite you to take an Imagism Quiz. Click here and see if you can correctly distinguish between some Imagist poems (no pun intended) and some parodies of them.
If you fail, you'll need some remedial work; try clicking here to see "A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste", and better luck next century.
Don Share became the editor of Poetry in 2013. His books of poetry are Wishbone (2012), Squandermania (2007), and Union (2013, 2002). He is the co-editor of The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (2012), and editor of Bunting's Persia (2012) and a critical edition of Basil Bunting's poems (2016). He...