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In an incredible assessment within the New Republic of John Hollander's prior books, Tesserae and chosen Poetry (both 1993), Vernon Shetley stated, "John Hollander's poetry has proven a visionary strength simply usually adequate to safe him a spot as one of many significant figures of our second. "Figurehead, a full of life, different, and technically excellent booklet, confirms the assertion made via Henry Taylor within the Washington instances: "John Hollander revels in technical demanding situations of surprising severity and complexity, but such a lot of his poems even have the emotional heft of whatever worthy pausing over and remembering.
Many writers are deservedly forgotten, but now not each act of erasure is simply. John Townsend Trowbridge (1827−1916) was once a prolific American author whose novels, performs, and poems, although significantly acclaimed in his day, have with reliable cause no longer been remembered. He wrote one poem, despite the fact that, that has been unfairly consigned to oblivion.
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The dozing Gypsy is a vital choice of poems via an American author who used to be yet twenty-nine while offered the coveted Prix de Rome in 1958. while George Garrett’s first accumulated verse, The Reverend Ghost and different Poems, seemed in Scribner’s Poets of this present day: IV, critics hailed the emergence of an actual new expertise of serious promise.
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