Although he has lived away from his native city for many years, Arthur Crew Inman is a versatile poet who has carried far the fame of his birth-place. He has written five small volumes of poetry with such engaging titles as "Bubbles of Gold," "American Silhouettes," "Frost Fire," etc. Many of Inman's best poems appear in 'American Silhouettes," in which the author looks upon the city with the vision of a poet. It has been said that "a poet can interpret in words the mute feelings of the millions who walk dumb through the crowded byways of the man-built universe." And Inman has achieved this admirably.
Under the title, [Shadows of Men], Inman's third volume of verse ([American Silhouettes]) was published in London and the author's reputation as one of the more able of the newer poets became established on both sides of the Atlantic.
Mr. Inman has supplied this brief autobiographical sketch: "As for my own life, here are the main facts. I was born in Atlanta on May 11, 1895, I went to school to Miss Emma Tuller in Atlanta first, then to the Donald Fraser school in Decatur. After that, I went to boarding school outside of Philadelphia, and to Haverford College at Haverford, Pennsylvania. During my junior year at college I was taken ill, and was obliged to leave college for good. That was in 1916, and I have been forced to be rather saving of my physical strength since then. Until recently, most of the summers were spent at Southwest Harbor, Maine. And since 1917 I have made Boston my headquarters, with occasional trips to New York. In 1923 I was married to Evelyn Yates of Washington, D. C., a Wellesley graduate. Mrs. Inman travels to a considerable extent, but I have not done so for the last ten or twelve years, on the theory that the game is not worth the candle."