Table of Contents:
- The American literary dilemma and Edgar Allan Poe / Robert G. Spiller
- Whitman: the barbaric yawp / A. Norman Jeffares
- Emily Dickinson and her 'Letter to the world' / Dennis S.R. Welland
- E. E. Cummings and exploded verse / Carl Bode
- Wallace Stevens: a hero of our time / Geoffrey Moore
- The two Hemingways / Arthur Mizener.