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In a tremendous 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 energy 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 publication, confirms the assertion made via Henry Taylor within the Washington instances: "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) used to be a prolific American author whose novels, performs, and poems, although 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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The dozing Gypsy is a vital selection of poems by means of an American author who used to be yet twenty-nine while presented the coveted Prix de Rome in 1958. whilst George Garrett’s first gathered verse, The Reverend Ghost and different Poems, seemed in Scribner’s Poets of this present day: IV, critics hailed the emergence of an real new expertise of significant promise.
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