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Noah Porter’s Books and Reading, subtitled What Books Shall I Read and How Shall I Read Them? ” Both Porter’s and Pryde’s comments at once afﬁrmed and justiﬁed a view of poetry as inherently distant from the average reader. As another commentator, Charles F. Thwing, insisted in the same period, “the elevated intellectual and emotional character of this noblest type of literature” not only originated in poets’ special capacities, but also required the “special culture” and “training” of audiences.
First, the New York World printed the entire text of the “Ode” without securing her prior consent, forcing Monroe to sue the newspaper for copyright infringement. Second (and perhaps as a consequence of the poem’s appearance in the World), visitors to the Columbian Exposition resisted purchasing either a pamphlet containing the ode or a more expensive “souvenir” edition. 1 In 1911, Monroe executed such a program by soliciting funds from socially prominent Chicagoans for a new magazine, which she called Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.
Because Bok elsewhere lauds the “opportunities” that his pursuit of Amateur and Professional ˜ 33 celebrities affords him, his wide-eyed innocence in recounting these episodes is hard to take at face value. But if Bok was somewhat disingenuous, his stance was consistent with his depiction of these poets as only tangentially connected to the business of publishing. 12 A poem entitled “In a Volume of Lowell’s Letters,” published in the Dial (Chicago) in 1897, nicely summarizes the entanglement of amateur and professional attributes attending the ﬁgure of the poet at the end of the nineteenth century.