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In January three poems by Hilda Doolittle appeared in Poetry magazine. These were submitted by Ezra Pound, the magazine's "foreign editor" and the March issue of the magazine contained Pound's A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste and F. S. Flint's essay Imagisme. These publications gave the London-based movement its first readership in the USA.

Joyce Kilmer’s poem, Trees, first appears in the August issue of Poetry magazine.

On 8 September the Yeats' poem we know as September 1913 was published in the Irish Times as Romance in Ireland. It is an attack on Dublin Corporation’s reluctance and eventual refusal to house a collection of paintings belonging to Sir Hugh Lane, a young, wealthy, single-minded art collector (and nephew of Lady Gregory).

Robert Bridges, (1844 – 1930), was appointed poet laureate in 1913.

In November the Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Tagore (1861 – 1941), was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Tagore was  influential in introducing Indian culture to the west. W.B Yeats wrote the preface to the 1912 English translation of his poetry collction Gitanjali (Song Offerings)

In November 1913 W.B. Yeats took Ezra Pound to stay with him in rooms he rented in Stone Cottage in Sussex, to act as his secretary – Yeats's eyesight was failing – and they stayed there for 10 weeks, reading and writing, walking in the woods, and fencing for exercise.

In December Poetry magazine published five poems by W.B. Yeats, The Mountain Tomb, To a Child Dancing upon the Shore, Fallen Majesty, Love and the Bird and The Realists.

Some Poetry published in 1913

Joseph Campbell, Irishry.
Walter de la Mare, Peacock Pie: a book of rhymes.
D.H. Lawrence, Love Poems and Others.
George William Russell ("Æ"), Collected Poems.
Siegfried Sassoon, The Daffodil Murderer
Dora Sigerson, Madge Linsey, and Other Poems.
Katharine Tynan, Irish Poems.
William Carlos Williams, The Tempers.
W.B. Yeats, Poems Written in Discouragement. (Cuala Press).
Robert Frost, A Boy's Will.
Guillaume Apollinaire, Alcools: Poemes 1898-1913.
Charles Péguy, Ève.

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