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In a big evaluate within the New Republic of John Hollander's prior books, Tesserae and chosen Poetry (both 1993), Vernon Shetley acknowledged, "John Hollander's poetry has proven a visionary energy simply frequently adequate to safe him a spot as one of many significant figures of our second. "Figurehead, a full of life, various, and technically incredible e-book, confirms the assertion made by way of 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 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, notwithstanding severely acclaimed in his day, have with strong cause now not been remembered. He wrote one poem, even though, that has been unfairly consigned to oblivion.
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