THE POETRY OF FLIGHT
Cary Selden Rodman ( February 19th, 1909 - November 2nd, 2002 ) was born in New York City ( New York, United States ). He attended The Loomis Institute ( Windsor, Connecticut ) and Yale University ( New Haven, Connecticut ). With William Harlan Hale, he was founder and editor of the campus magazine The Harkness Hoot ( 1930 - 1931 ).
Following university, he edited, with Alfred Mitchell Bingham, the political monthly Common Sense ( 1932 - 1943). This was a monthly periodical with the following mission statement : " A monthly magazine of positive social action devoted to the elimination of war and poverty through democratic planning for abundance." Cary S. Rodman was first published as a poet in 1932. Mortal Triumph and Other Poems was followed by narrative poems and the verse play The Revolutionists in 1942.
During the Second World War, Cary S. Rodman served in the O.S.S. ( U.S. Army ) as Master Sergeant ( 1943 - 1945 ). Throughout his life and writings, Cary S. Rodman fiercely argued for artists to search " ... for images of truth that will be meaningful to his contemporaries. " And concluded : " The value of the finished product will be determined finally by the judgement of those to whose hearts it addresses itself. "
Cary S. Rodman's works include the following titles : A New Anthology of Modern Poetry ( 1938 ), Horace Pippin, A Negro Painter in America ( 1947 ), Haiti : The Black Republic ( 1954 ), The Mexico Traveler ( 1969 ), The Miracle of Haitian Art ( 1974 ), Geniuses & Other Eccentrics ( 1997 ).
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