Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Navigation

The Diver

Author:

E.L. Mayo

The Diver

The Diver was first published in 1947.

Although this is the first published collection of the poetry of E. L. Mayo, thirty poems in this volume were published previously in such magazines as Poetry and Partisan Review.

The Diver was first published in 1947.

Although this is the first published collection of the poetry of E. L. Mayo, thirty poems in this volume were published previously in such magazines as Poetry and Partisan Review.

I can think of no first book that has had the accumulated riches of so many years to select from. It is even an irony to think of this as a first book. Mayo has been a valued poet for over a decade.

John Ciardi, Harvard University

The Diver

Tags

Literature

The Diver

E. L. Mayo was chair of the English department at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School at Stewart Field, Newburgh, New York. He won the Oscar Blumenthal Prize for Poetry in 1942.

The Diver

I can think of no first book that has had the accumulated riches of so many years to select from. It is even an irony to think of this as a first book. Mayo has been a valued poet for over a decade.

John Ciardi, Harvard University

A poet who should be read.

Atlantic Monthly

There are fifty-three poems in this selection, every one of them a sure performance in its own quiet way.

Atlantic Monthly

The Diver

THE DIVER
The Diver
The Dance of the Feather
A Poem Is a Mirror
The Long Way
Concerning the Human Image
The Pool
Forty o'Clock
Art and Logic
Inventory
THE PATIENT ONES
The Patient Ones
The Free
Crusoe
Anglo-Saxon
Entry into Jerusalem
El Greco I
El Greco II
Lincoln
Belphage: A Biography
An Honest Magistrate
Sonnet for Redheads
The Positivists
Elegy for "Slim"
The Mole
FAREWELL TO THE WIND
Farewell to the Wind
Metamorphosis
No Ghost
The Angel
Iron Gate
The Questioners
Sonnet for the Season
Ode
The Oaks
The Phoenix and the Turtle
Sonnet
Starlight Patrol
In the Tunnel
Prelude and Fugue
The Shirt
In the Web
WAGON TRAIN
Wagon Train
1939
To Urizen
Sooth for the Chancellor (1939)
On the Student Peace Strikers Who Went to War
I Had Seen Death Come Down
Transitional
New Hypothesis
The Uninfected
The Forgotten Soldier
In the Time of the Great Wind
They Say the World Was Weighed
The Signposts
To Catch the Common Face