The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door: A Portal to Bohemia, 1920-1925
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Franklin Abbott

Achmed Abdullah

Mary Aldis

George William Amis

Sherwood Anderson

Egmont Arens

Mary Austin

Eugene S. Bagger

Bardar

Winslow M. Bell

William Rose Benét

Florence Blackstone

Paul J. Blackstone

David William Bone

Albert Boni

Charles Boni

Ernest Augustus Boyd

Will Bradley

Berton Braley

Max M. Breslow

Heywood Broun

Albert Brush

Arthur Caesar

Henry Seidel Canby

Jonathan Cape

Gene Carr

Oscar Edward Cesare

Christine Challenger

Betty Ross Clarke

Helen Louise Cohen

Alta May Coleman

Seward Collins

Frank Conroy

George Cram Cook

John Cournos

Bosworth Crocker

J. Vincent Crowne

Homer Croy

Mary Carolyn Davies

Helena Smith Dayton

Fred Erving Dayton

Floyd Dell

S. A. DeWitt

Roy Dickinson

Charles Divine

Alice Willits Donaldson

John Dos Passos

Theodore Dreiser

Joseph Drum

Robert L. Eaton

Laurie York Erskine

Wilfred Ewart

Henry Guy Fangel

John Chipman Farrar

Hugh Ferriss

Arthur Davison Ficke

John Bernard Flannagan

Dwight Franklin

James Earle Fraser

Joseph Lewis French

Robert Frothingham

Barney Gallant

Porter Garnett

Susan Glaspell

Montague Glass

Joseph Gollomb

Herbert S. Gorman

Stephen Graham

Dorothy L. A. Grant

Harry Wagstaff Gribble

William Gropper

Louise Closser Hale

Harry Hansen

Sadakichi Hartmann

Josephine Herbst

John Herrmann

W. E. Hill

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

Robert Cortes Holliday

Terence Holliday

Guy Holt

Holland Hudson

Peter Lord Templeton Hunt

Frank Townsend Hutchens

Lewis Jackson

Norman Jacobsen

Rutger Bleecker Jewett

Orrick Johns

Merle De Vore Johnson

Jeanne Judson

Harry Kemp

Bernice Lesbia Kenyon

John G. Kidd

William A. (William Albion) Kittredge

Eastwood Lane

Lawrence Langner

Christian Leden

Courtenay Lemon

Sinclair Lewis

Ludwig Lewisohn

Max Liebermann

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay

Preston Lockwood

Hendrick Willem Van Loon

Lingard Loud

Pierre Loving

Orson Lowell

C. R. Macauley

Kenneth Macgowan

Lawton Mackall

Hector MacQuarrie

John Albert Macy

Jane Mander

Don Marquis

H. A. Mathes

William McFee

Alexander McKay

Hawley McLanahan

Charles M. McLean

Ada Jaffray McVickar

Scudder Middleton

George Middleton

John Mistletoe

Roy Mitchell

Christopher Morley

Robert Nathan

Dudley Nichols

Robert Nichols

Charles Norman

Joseph Jefferson O'Neil

Florence O'Neill

Ivan Opffer

Martha Ostenso

Lou Paley

Edmund Lester Pearson

Basil H. Pillard

Ethel McClellan Plummer

Alexander Popini

William MacLeod Raine

Ben Ray Redman

Charles J. Reed

Lola Ridge

Felix Riesenberg

W. Adolphe Roberts

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin (Ted) Meade Robinson

Bruce Rogers

L. Stuart Rose

Herb Roth

Edward Royce

Tony Sarg

Jacob Salwyn Schapiro

Walter Schnackenberg

Thomas Seltzer

Fern Forrester Shay

Margaret Badollet Caldwell Shotwell

Emil Siebern

Upton Sinclair

John Sloan

Thorne Smith

David Tosh Smith

Robert A. Smith

Charles Somerville

Vincent Starrett

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Donald Ogden Stewart

Gordon Stiles

Emily Strunsky

Genevieve Taggard

Gardner Teall

Sara Teasdale

Lloyd M. Thomas

Basil Thompson

Paul Thompson

Helen Thurlow

Adolph Treidler

Peter Underhill

Harvey P. Vaughn

Walter Vodges

C. A. Voight

Mary Heaton Vorse

Webb Waldron

J. Leeming Walker

Foster Ware

John V. A. Weaver

Luther E. Widen

Edward Arthur Wilson

Lily Winner

Robert L. Wolf

Cuthbert Wright

Zorach

Theodore F. Zucker

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THE DOOR
Location on door: front, panel 1
CONNECTIONS

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Poets

ORRICK JOHNS

Orrick Johns (1887-1946) grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. When a childhood trolley accident left him with only one leg, the bedridden Johns developed into a voracious reader. After briefly attending Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri, Johns worked as the drama critic for the widely read St. Louis publication The Mirror, edited by William Marion Reedy. Johns moved to New York in 1911 to pursue his writing career, and his first volume of verse, Asphalt and Other Poems, was published in 1917. During the 1920s, Johns published two other books of poetry, as well as a mystery novel, Blindfold. His one play, The Charming Conscience, was a farcical comedy that enjoyed great success when it was produced in 1923 in California. During this period, Johns divided his time between New York, California, Europe, and St. Louis, where he wrote copy for an advertising firm. In the 1930s, Johns became an active member of the Communist party, and he spent that decade editing leftist publications like the Daily Worker and New Masses and supporting labor organizations. He was a founding member of the American Artists Congress, and later became the director of the Federal Writers Project in New York City.

 
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    Creator: Johns, Orrick, 1887-1946

    Title: Others: A Magazine of the New Verse

    Imprint: 1.1 (July 1915)

    Item Date: July 1915

    Material Type: Periodicals

    ADA Caption: Others: A Magazine of the New Verse


    Curatorial Department: Book Collection

    Collection Name: Library of Alice Corbin Henderson

    Stack Location: PS 301 O8 HRC-HND v.1, 1915, no.1

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Alice Corbin Henderson's copy of a full issue of Others: A Magazine of the New Verse 1.1 (July 1915)

Johns's poetry appeared in little magazines such as Poetry and Others during the 1910s. This first issue of Others, edited by Alfred Kreymborg, who later became the editor of Broom, also includes verse by Mary Carolyn Davies and Mina Loy. Johns' poems typify the free verse that would become the hallmark of Others, whose later issues include poems by Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams.