Harry Crosby shortly after Armistice Day, 1919, displaying his decorations.
|Born||Henry Sturgis Crosby
June 4, 1898
|Died||December 10, 1929
New York City, New York
|Occupation||Publisher, poet, writer;
Co-founder, Black Sun Press
|Education||Noble and Greenough School
St. Markâ€™s School
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Notable works||Red Skeletons (1927)
Chariot of the Sun (1928)
Transit of Venus (1928)
|Spouse||Mary Phelps Jacob
(m. 1922; his death 1929)
|Relatives||John Schuyler Crosby (grandfather)
J. P. Morgan Jr. (uncle)
I have asked the village blacksmith to forge golden chains to tie our ankles together. I have gathered all the gay ribbons in the world to wind around and around and around and around and around and around again around our two waists.
I have invited our little seamstress to take her thread and needle and sew our two mouths together.
Though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart.