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Surrealism emerged as the direct result of the publication of André Bretons first Le Manifeste du Surréalisme (Manifesto of Surrealism) (1924). The surrealist's desire was to open the vistas of the arts through the close observation of the dream state and the free play of thought.

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Yusef Komunyakaa 1947- Surrealism, Jazz Poetry
Charles Simic 1938- Surrealism, Translators
Gary Snyder 1930- Beat, Ethnopoetics, San Francisco Renaissance, Surrealism
W. S. Merwin 1927-2019 Surrealism, Translators
A. R. Ammons 1926-2001 Surrealism
Philip Appleman 1926- Surrealism
Gerald Stern 1925- Surrealism
Yves Bonnefoy 1923-2016 Surrealism, Translators
Aimé Césaire 1913-2008 Négritude, Surrealism
Robert Desnos 1900-1945 Surrealism