HEROES: Milton for Poet

Who best qualifies for the position of U. S. Poet? New England's Ralph Waldo Emerson and Long Island's Walt Whitman are doubtless the foremost candidates, with a few critics ranking California's Robinson Jeffers ahead of either. Robert Frost and Edwin Arlington Robinson are other candidates from New England. Carl Sandburg is the Midwest's best voice. Vachel Lindsay catches the whole jingle of American speech, and Stephen Vincent Benet caught last year's Pulitzer Prize. Last week at Columbia University a candidate for U. S. Poet was proposed who was no U. S. citizen,...

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