'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is Published in Poetry Magazine
He has actually trained himself AND modernized himself ON HIS OWN. The rest of the promising young have done one or the other but never both. Most of the swine have done neither. It is such a comfort to meet a man and not have to tell him to wash his face, wipe his feet, and remember the date (1914) on the calendar.”— Ezra Pound, writing to Poetry Magazine about T. S. Eliot
Together, Pound and Monroe were largely responsible for introducing Modernist poetry to American readers. The revolution was rapid and complete. By 1915, when Pound forwarded "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by a twenty-six-year-old unpublished poet named T.S. Eliot, night was no longer (and could probably never be again) Wilcox's brunette Mother sheltering her children; instead it "spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherized upon a table." And in 1918 Alice Corbin Henderson, Monroe's astute assistant editor, wrote, "Nowadays everyone is writing imagist vers libre, or what the writers conceive as such.... Free verse is now accepted in good society, where rhymed verse is considered a little shabby and old-fashioned."