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Edwin Curran (born 1892) was an American poet.[1]

Life[edit | edit source]

Curran was a railroad telegraph operator in Zanesville, Ohio. In 1917 he printed and offered for sale 250 pamphlets of poetry. On the pamphlet cover, Curran unabashedly described himself as, "unmarried, a beginner and needs publisher." A reviewer for Reedy's Mirror, an early 20th-century literary magazine, favorably critiqued Curran's work, but noted he was "frequently repetitious."[2]

Three years later, Curran published Second Poems of Edwin Curran, which included the poem "Manhattan." Although Curran still shows a tendency to be repetitive in the poem, he displays skillful use of alliteration, personification and figurative language.[2]

Publications[edit | edit source]

  • First Poems. Zanesville, OH: privately published, 1917;
  • Poems. Boston: Four Seas, 1919.
  • The Second Poems. Zanesville, OH: privately published, 1920.
  • New Poems. Boston: Four Seas, 1921.
  • The Lions: A jungle poem. Boston: Four Seas, 1922.
  • The Poems of G.E. Curran. Los Angeles: Curran & Curran, 1928.


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

Poems by Edward Curran[edit | edit source]

MANHATTAN_(A_Poem_By_Edwin_Curran)

MANHATTAN (A Poem By Edwin Curran)

  1. Manhattan

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. First poems (1917), Internet Archive. Web, June 2, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Laura Leddy Turner, The Types of Language Used in the Poem "Manhattan", Synonym.com. Web, June 2, 2015.
  3. Search results = au:Edward Curran, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, June 2, 2015.

External links[edit | edit source]

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