By John Hollander
Figurehead, a full of life, assorted, and technically extraordinary ebook, confirms the assertion made by means of Henry Taylor within the Washington Times: "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."
One of the main talented of W. H. Auden's offerings for the Yale sequence of more youthful Poets, Hollander has pursued the wide variety and metrical brilliance of Auden's personal poetry, in order that this new publication indicates either a wide compass of subject material (from philosophical issues to non-public narrative) and, as ordinary, a few staggering meditations on paintings--here, by way of Charles Sheeler, Rene Magritte, and Edward Hopper. by way of turns witty, touching, profound, mocking, creative, and consistently shrewdpermanent, Hollander's poems are a pleasure for the reader.
He is a latest master.
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