Back to the Highlands University Library in Las Vegas, New Mexico...I returned my two Emily Dickinson books (both turned out to be very good...more on that in Friday's Moment of Craft) and found an old book about Hart Crane, Hart Crane, The Life of an American Poet by Philip Horton from 1937, written about 5 years after Hart Crane died.
I know nothing about Hart Crane. Nada. I only know he died in 1932 because I googled him last night. And he supposedly committed suicide by jumping off a boat. I knew that scandalous fact.
But why did he do it?
I'm sure this book will be the education on Hart Crane I need. Except for the fact the book was written in 1937 and the author uses phrases such as "holding forth."