`Goblins and Pagodas' is a beautifully written Imagist poetry collection. Imagism was a 20th century poetry movement that used precise imagery, and concise language. It gave Modernism its start, and was considered the first organized modernist literary movement in the English language.
John Gould Fletcher, author of `Goblins and Pagodas', attended Harvard University, and Phillips Academy. He was the first Southern poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. He was described as being `the absolute master of the rhythm of verse libre'. He was the inventor of `polyphonic prose'.
Fletcher aptly described scenes involving nature - rain, thunderstorms, poppies, and rainy streets. He wrote poetry about objects in his vicinity, such as dusty attics with hoop skirts, old furniture and belongings, childhood toys, and outdated calendars. Fletcher was a master at his craft, and the book is perfect for poetry lovers of all ages.