Author: Harry Crosby and Gian Lombardo (Editor)

Harry Crosby was born June 4, 1898, in Boston, and died on Dec. 10, 1929, in New York City. A nephew of J. P. Morgan, Crosby was raised in Boston. During World War I he volunteered as an ambulance driver, witnessed the ravages of war, came close to being killed and earned the Croix de Guerre. He settled as an expatriate in Paris after the war, and led an extravagant and bizarre life. He scandalized Brahmin Boston by courting and marrying an already-married woman who invented the bra and changed her name from Polly to Caresse. In 1927, he and Caresse founded Editions Narcisse to publish their own work. Editions Narcisse later became Black Sun Press, which published their poetry along with work by Archibald MacLeish, Hart Crane, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce and Kay Boyle. These were fine limited editions of well-made books. Crosby ended his life in a murder-suicide pact with his lover, Josephine Rotch Bigelow, in a friend's apartment in New York City.

Seeing With Eyes Closed: The Prose Poems of Harry Crosby
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Seeing With Eyes Closed: The Prose Poems of Harry Crosby

Quale Press

Poetry. Edited by Gian Lombardo. For the first time ever, this volume collects together all of Harry Crosby's published prose poems, including the complete texts for Crosby's Dreams 1928-1929, Sleeping Together, Aphrodite in Flight: Being Some Obser...

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