The acute intelligence of the imagination, the illimitable resources of its memory, its power to possess the moment it perceives—if we were speaking of light itself, and thinking of the relationship between objects and light, no further demonstration would be necessary. Like light, it adds nothing, except itself.--Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel



An in-progress examination, grounded in Howard Gruber's understanding of creativity, of the life and work of poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), pre-eminent modernist poet and Vice-President of the Hartford Insurance Company.