The Bridge, by Hart Crane
From Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century
Hart Crane's second book, a 1,200-line poem begun in 1923, published in 1929 in Paris and in America in 1930, The Bridge is the. major production of his career as well as one of the most misunderstood poems of the 20th century. It presents Crane's “myth of America,” his answer to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land (1922).