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.

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