John Timberman Newcomb

John Timberman Newcomb is professor of English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has published three books on American poetry, Wallace Stevens and Literary Canons (1992), Would Poetry Disappear? American Verse and the Crisis of Modernity (2004), and How Did Poetry Survive? The Making of Modern American Verse (2012), along with a variety of essays on such topics as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Archibald MacLeish, Stephen Crane, W. B. Yeats, and skyscraper verse. 

Contributions

A Poem and the Times: Teaching “Justice Denied in Massachusetts” in Context

In modern poetry courses and American literature surveys, I’ve often used Edna St.