(Eugene) Wyatt Prunty Biography

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While rightly included in the anthology Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996), the work of Wyatt Prunty is less of a conscious attempt to call out from the platform of New Formalism than a reflection of a literary inspiration that has been a constant in postwar American poetry since the emergence of formalists such as Richard Wilbur, Anthony Hecht, Howard Nemerov, and Donald Justice. Indeed, Prunty's formalist roots are grounded even further back in a Southern tradition of order and method that is the flip side to Southern flamboyance, dash, and glamour. At its heart is the rigor of such poets as the Fugitive group of John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. Each of these poets was also a formidable critic; and during his career in academia, Prunty has assumed the critical role with the same dedication. In addition to his volumes of...

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