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      Wallace Stevens (1879-1965)


First Line: Is it Ulysses that approaches from the east,

This poem is protected by copyright. It cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. It can be found in:

  • Stevens, Wallace. The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.
  • Kossman, Nina, ed. Gods and Mortals. Modern Poems on Classical Myths. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

    Ulysses is the Roman name for the Greek hero Odysseus. Homer's Odyssey tells of the ten years it took for Odysseus to return from the Trojan War to his wife Penelope.

    Stevens was awarded the Bollingen Prize in 1949, the National Book Award for Poetry in 1951 and 1955, and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry