My poetry had nothing to do with that movement.
Instead, she turned to writing verse as one feels
: I tried to forget that I had ever in my life read anything & see if I could let out that natural expression that must be innate to all mankind.
In addition to her free verse,
wrote prose, including manifestoes, autobiography, and a novel, but very little of this was published during her lifetime. She also produced a wide range of visual art throughout her life; she asserted: The two, writing and painting, go together with me.
is best known for her formally and thematically innovative free verse, which appeared in little magazines in the 1910s and 1920s. She later distanced herself from this free verse movement, with which she was so strongly associated, claiming: