Brown, Maurice F. Estranging Dawn: The Life and Works of William Vaughn Moody. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973, 321 p.
Describes Moody as “a talented and intelligent poet and dramatist, caught between the gestures of a dying nineteenth-century tradition and the emerging demands of twentieth-century experience” and assesses Moody's relevance to late twentieth-century readers.
Bush, Douglas. “American Poets.” In his Mythology and the Romantic Tradition in English Poetry, pp. 481-525. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969.
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