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List of Poems by Wallace Stevens

Updated October 13, 2018 6.1k views26 items

List of popular poetry by Wallace Stevens, listed alphabetically. Wallace Stevens is one of the most famous poets of all time, having written hundreds of poems that have been enjoyed by people all over the world. Wallace Stevens is known for various types of poetry, such as prose, limerick, haiku and various other types. If you're an aspiring poet or just a poetry lover than use this list of popular Wallace Stevens poems to find a few that you've never read before.

This list answers the question, "What are Wallace Stevens's most famous poems?"
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    "A High-Toned Old Christian Woman" is a poem in Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. Milton J. Bates interprets the poem as a "shocking version" of Santayana's argument in...  more
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    Another Weeping Woman

    Wallace Stevens
    "Another Weeping Woman" is a poem in Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. This poem tells of a woman who is grieving for someone who has died. The triumvirate of imagination, world, and...  more
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    Cy Est Pourtraicte, Madame Ste Ursule, et Les Unze Mille Vierges

    Wallace Stevens
    "Cy est Pourtraicte, Madame Ste Ursule, et les Unze Mille Vierges" is a poem in Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1915 in the magazine Rogue, so it is in...  more
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    Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock

    Wallace Stevens
    "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. First published in 1915, it is in the public domain. The poem allows the reader to linger over the...  more
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    Doctor of Geneva

    Wallace Stevens
    "The Doctor of Geneva" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. The poem was first published in 1921, so it is free of copyright. The doctor of Geneva, perhaps a doctor like...  more
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    Domination of Black

    Wallace Stevens
    "Domination of Black" is a poem in Wallace Stevens' Harmonium, first published in 1916 and later selected by him as his best poem for the anthology This Is My Best. It can be compared to imagist...  more
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    Fabliau of Florida

    Wallace Stevens
    "Fabliau of Florida" is a poem in Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. In a letter written in 1939, Stevens says that he has always liked this poem, not because of its sense, "because...  more
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    Gubbinal

    Wallace Stevens
    "Gubbinal" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It is in the public domain according to Librivox. It can be read as one of his "poems of epistemology", as B. J. Leggett...  more
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    Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores

    Wallace Stevens
    "Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1921 and is therefore in the public domain. The subject of the poem is...  more
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    Homunculus et la Belle Ètoile

    Wallace Stevens
    "Homunculus et la Belle Etoile" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1919....  more
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    In the Carolinas

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    Indian River

    Wallace Stevens
    "Indian River" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1917. Absent from the first edition of 1923, it appeared in the second edition of 1931. It...  more
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    Infanta Marina

    Wallace Stevens
    “Infanta Marina” is a poem in Wallace Stevens' Harmonium about a seaside princess. Helen Vendler presents the poem as a "double scherzo" on her in the possessive sense and on of in its partitive and...  more
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    Invective Against Swans

    Wallace Stevens
    "Invective Against Swans" is a poem by Wallace Stevens from his first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923)....  more
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    Le Monocle de Mon Oncle

    Wallace Stevens
    "Le Monocle de Mon Oncle" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry,Harmonium. It was first published in 1918. Quoted here is the eighth canto. Canto I includes the line "I wish that I...  more
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    Metaphors of a Magnifico

    Wallace Stevens
    "Metaphors of a Magnifico" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1918, so it is in the public domain. The poem experiments with perspective. It...  more
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    Nuances of a Theme by Williams

    Wallace Stevens
    "Nuances of a Theme by Williams" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. The italicized first lines make up a poem, "El Hombre", by Stevens' modernist contemporary William...  more
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    Peter Quince at the Clavier

    Wallace Stevens
    "Peter Quince at the Clavier" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. The poem was first published in 1915 in the "little magazine" Others: A Magazine of the New Verse,...  more
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    Ploughing on Sunday

    Wallace Stevens
    "Ploughing on Sunday" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. First published in 1919, it is now in the public domain. Interpretations of this poem have been both strictly...  more
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    The Auroras of Autumn

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    "The Emperor of Ice-Cream" is a celebrated poem from Wallace Stevens's first collection of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1922, and is in the public domain. The poem "wears a...  more
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    The Load Of Sugar-Cane

    Wallace Stevens
    "The Load Of Sugar-Cane" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. In her review of Harmonium Marianne Moore picks out "The Load of Sugar-Cane" for praise because it achieves...  more
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    The Ordinary Women

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    "The Ordinary Women" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. Opinion is divided about whether the poem expresses Stevens' distaste for romanticism in art, a "mordant...  more
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    The Paltry Nude Starts on a Spring Voyage

    Wallace Stevens
    "The Paltry Nude Starts on a Spring Voyage" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book, Harmonium. Originally published in 1919, it is in the public domain. Despite general agreement that it is...  more
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    The Plot Against the Giant

    Wallace Stevens
    "The Plot Against the Giant" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1917, so it is in the public domain. Stevens was called "the Giant" in his...  more