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In an immense assessment within the New Republic of John Hollander's past books, Tesserae and chosen Poetry (both 1993), Vernon Shetley acknowledged, "John Hollander's poetry has proven a visionary strength simply frequently sufficient to safe him a spot as one of many significant figures of our second. "Figurehead, a full of life, diversified, and technically astonishing publication, confirms the assertion made by way of Henry Taylor within the Washington occasions: "John Hollander revels in technical demanding situations of surprising severity and complexity, but so much of his poems even have the emotional heft of anything worthy pausing over and remembering.
Many writers are deservedly forgotten, but no longer each act of erasure is simply. John Townsend Trowbridge (1827−1916) was once a prolific American author whose novels, performs, and poems, notwithstanding severely acclaimed in his day, have with stable cause no longer been remembered. He wrote one poem, in spite of the fact that, that has been unfairly consigned to oblivion.
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