Melville Cane was born in Plattsburgh, New York, in 1879. He was a lawyer and poet who published seven collections of poetry, including January Garden (1926), Behind Dark Spaces (1930), and Snow Towards Evening (1974). He also authored the influential book Making a Poem (1953). As a lawyer, Cane specialized in copyright law and helped many writers with legal counsel. He was awarded the Robert Frost Medal in 1971 for his poetry work. Cane died in 1980.
Audio Recordings with Melville Cane
- Melville Cane reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Mar. 25, 1960