Magazines: Papa's Poems

Once he became the spokesman for the "lost generation" of the 1920s, not much that Ernest Hemingway ever did escaped the attention of the press. But for the most part, he managed to conceal one pastime: writing poetry.

Treating the practice as something of a family scandal, he let only close friends know of his poems and published just a few in an obscure German magazine, Der Querschmitt. Now, two of Hem ingway's longer poems — four-letter words and all — have been published in the Atlantic Monthly.

"They have journalistic and literary merit if only because people are interested in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!