Skipwith Cannell

Skipwith Cannell

Skipwith Cannell (1887 - 1957) was an American poet associated with the Imagist group. His surname is pronounced with the accent on the second syllable. He was a friend of William Carlos Williams, and like Ezra Pound he came from Philadelphia. Cannell studied at the University of Virginia and was enthusiastic about the work of Edgar Allan Poe and the free verse of The King James Version of The Bible. He was briefly married to Kathleen Eaton Cannell, who was generally known as 'Kitty'.

Cannell met Pound in Paris in 1913. Pound sent some of Cannell's poems to Harriet Monroe. Back in London, Pound took Cannell and Kitty to visit Yeats and found a room for the couple below his own in Church Walk, Kensington.

Cannell's work appeared in Pound's 1914 anthology "Des Imagistes" and "", edited by Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson in 1917.

Cannell and Kitty divorced in 1921.

He was closely involved with "".


* Robert Karoly Sarlos, "Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players: Theatre in Ferment" University of Massachusetts Press, 1982. ISBN 0-87023-349-1
* James J Wilhelm, "Ezra Pound in London and Paris 1908-1925" Penn State Press, 1990. ISBN 0-271-00682-X
* Noel Stock, "The Life of Ezra Pound," Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1970. ISBN 0-14-021795-9 (p.174 of the Penguin edition)
* James J Wilhelm, "Ezra Pound in London and Paris 1908-1925" Penn State Press, 1990. ISBN 0-271-00682-X (see p.301)

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* [ News item about small magazines, mentioning Cannell amongst others]

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