Other literary forms
In addition to collections of poetry, Amy Lowell published translations, criticism, and a literary biography. Her output was prodigious, fourteen of her books being published within a thirteen-year span. In addition, she wrote numerous essays and reviews and kept up an active correspondence, much of it concerning literature. Lowell edited a three-volume anthology of Imagist poetry: Some Imagist Poets (1915, 1916, 1917). Her three critical works were Six French Poets: Studies in Contemporary Literature (1915), essays drawn from her lectures on the post-Symbolist poets; Tendencies in Modern American Poetry (1917), essays also drawn from lectures on contemporary poetry and six poets in particular, including two Imagists; and Poetry and Poets (1930), essays compiled from her lectures and published posthumously. Although she did other translations (of operettas and verse dramas), Lowell’s only published translations, with the exception of those in the appendix to Six French Poets, were those in Fir-Flower Tablets (1921), a collection of ancient Chinese poetry done in collaboration with Florence Ayscough. Lowell’s monumental two-volume biography, John Keats, appeared in 1925, shortly before her death. A sampling of Lowell’s letters can be found in Florence Ayscough and Amy Lowell: Correspondence of a Friendship (1945).