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LOUIS UNTERMEYER - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED - HFSID 206135

Louis Untermeyer pens and signs four lines of his poem Prayer. Autograph Poem signed: "Louis Untermeyer", 1p 5x7 on personal note paper. Prayer.

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LOUIS UNTERMEYER
Louis Untermeyer pens and signs four lines of his poem Prayer.
Autograph Poem signed: "Louis Untermeyer", 1p 5x7 on personal note paper. Prayer. In full: "From compromise and things half-done/Keep me, with stern and stubborn pride;/And when, at last, The fight is won,/God, keep me still unsatisfied./from Prayer" Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977, born in New York City) was an American author, poet and editor. He was the author or editor of over 100 books, co-founded the poetry magazine The Seven Arts and helped to establish the reputations of poets like Amy Lowell and Robert Frost; many of the anthologies and poetry collections that he edited wound up in American schools as textbooks. Untermeyer also wrote over a thousand poems and published a collection of his own poetry, including 1928's Burning Bush, and served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1961 to 1963. Untermeyer reportedly held Marxist beliefs for part of his life and wrote for socialist magazines and was eventually blacklisted in the 1950s. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.

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