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Stevens' The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play, reissued in 1990, is a book that contains the poems "Idea of Order atKey West" and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." It also includes the play Bowl, Cat and Broomstick and a prose statement on the poetry of war.

The poet most often compared to Stevens is the great American poet William Carlos Williams, who was Stevens' longtime friend. Like Stevens, Williams held an interest in art and poetic form. The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams (1986) is a compilation of most of his published poetry.

Secretaries of the Moon: The Letters of Wallace Stevens and Jose Rodriguez Feo (1986) collects the letters between Stevens and the talented Cuban poet with whom Stevens maintained close correspondence.

Peter Brazeau gathers stories and other anecdotes from Stevens' friends and coworkers in Parts of...

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