VERSE: Lindbergh

THE SPIRIT OF ST. Louis—Edited by Charles Vale—Doran ($2). After Charles Augustus Lindbergh's airplane had carried him safely to Paris, there occurred an immediate and overwhelming outburst of bad poetry. Even the more hardened practitioners of this difficult art found their emotions titillated; more than 3,000 of them sent verses to a prize contest conducted so as to determine who had written the best poem about Lindbergh. The three prizewinning poems, and the 97 next best now appear in a book: The Spirit of St. Louis. Five hundred dollars, the first prize,...

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