A private person

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A private person, Bogan settled in New York and sent Maidie to live with her parents in  Massachusetts. She supported herself by clerking in a bookshop and working in a public library, and  she made a new home among Greenwich Village radicals Louise Bryant and John Reed and notable  literati William Carlos Williams, Malcolm Cowley, Edmund Wilson, and Conrad Aiken. Writing in the  style of metaphysical poet John Donne, she submitted highly compressed, personal poems to  various publications before issuing Body of This Death (1923) and Dark Summer (1929). She richly  detailed both volumes with erotic fantasy and disdain for male-centered marriage. Subsequent  contributions appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, Scribner's, and Atlantic Monthly and won her  Poetry magazine's 1930 John Reed Memorial Prize. In 1931, she joined The New Yorker staff as  poetry critic, a post she held until 1969. Bogan's work suffered from disruptions, first by a fire in 1929, which destroyed her manuscripts, then 
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