(1877-1927) US dancer. A pioneer of modern dance, she adopted an emotionally expressive free form, dancing barefoot and wearing a loose tunic, inspired by the ideal of Hellenic beauty. She danced solos accompanied to music by Beethoven and other great composers, believing that the music should fit the grandeur of the dance.
Having made her base in Paris 1908, she toured extensively, often returning to Russia after her initial success there 1904.
She died in an accident when her long scarf caught in the wheel of the sportscar in which she was traveling. She was equally notorious for her private life as for her work, which was considered scandalous at the time. Her frequent alliances with artists and industrialists, her marriage to the Russian poet Sergei Esenin, and the tragedy of her two children who were drowned in a freak automobile accident, were documented in her autobiography My Life 1927.
(Edward) (1919-) US poet. A key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s (other poets include Kenneth Rexroth (1905–1982), Gary Snyder, and Philip Lamantia (1927– ), he was also, after meeting the poet Charles Olson, an important member of the Black Mountain poets. His first major collection, The Opening of the Field 1960, was influenced by Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Olson. His politically radical and formally open-ended sequence ‘Passages’ appeared in Roots and Branches 1964, Bending the Bow 1968, and Ground Work: Before the War 1984.
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