Harold Edward Monro

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Monro was not only a poet highly respected both among Georgian and among modernist groupings in the 1910-30 period, but a champion of modern poetry: founder of the Poetry Bookshop in London, from which he published important anthologies and individual collections of verse, and editor of influential poetry magazines. Because he served as publisher of – and contributor to – all five Georgian Poetry anthologies (1912-22), he is usually regarded – indeed sometimes written off – as simply a “Georgian” poet, but he maintained close links with modernist innovators, notably T. E. Hulme, F. S. Flint, Richard Aldington, T. S. Eliot, and even (in the teeth of repeated insults and paranoid rivalry) Ezra …

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Citation:
Baldick, Chris. "Harold Edward Monro". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 September 2014
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3153, accessed 19 December 2014.]


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  1. Georgian Poetry