The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947 Page: 348
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Monro in England and Sarojini Naidu in India. They in turn
sent examples of their work to him. Truly, Dewson seemed to
have been honored in all countries save his own. His books are
found in great public libraries but rarely in private collections.
Dewson, though he usually wrote in rhyme and was obtuse to
social problems, penned an essay in 1925 to John Dos Passos
which strikes a prophetic note.
While I advance his name as a publisher of what I think
will become rare Texas imprints, I recommend that college
English departments give some attention to one who may have
been the greatest of our Texas poets. He had no fad to promote
and was never sentimental nor mawkish. He was extremely
well read, and his vocabulary enormous. His imagery was ex-
cellent; his work, sometimes reminiscent of Emily Dickinson and
often of Robert Louis Stevenson. At times he was as robust,
yes, and as graphic as Walt Whitman. Each book showed a
distinct advance, his last being his best. Death came as he
approached his poetic maturity, and had he been spared, with
more sureness and intensity, he might well have ranked with
the great poets of America.
As far back as the publication of Southwest Corner he showed
an awareness of his unequal race with life.
Song has come upon me as a singing bird
Song's banners in deep silences are hung
O Lord, who could still me with a word
Wait till my songs be sungl
Here’s what’s next.
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