Amy Lowell was born 140 years ago today in Massachusetts. A dedicated poet, publicity agent, collector, critic, and lecturer, Lowell died in 1925. She posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry the following year for What’s O’Clock (Houghton Mifflin, 1925).
by Amy Lowell
Over the shop where silk is sold
Still the dragon kites are flying.
About This Poem
Amy Lowell was deeply interested in and influenced by the Imagist movement. She wrote that she strived to produce poetry that was “hard and clear, never blurred nor indefinite.” Lowell’s poem “Poetry” was first published in Pictures of the Floating World (Macmillan, 1919).