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In an incredible evaluate within the New Republic of John Hollander's previous 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, various, and technically spectacular ebook, confirms the assertion made via Henry Taylor within the Washington instances: "John Hollander revels in technical demanding situations of bizarre severity and complexity, but such a lot of his poems even have the emotional heft of anything worthy pausing over and remembering.
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