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In an immense evaluation within the New Republic of John Hollander's previous 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, assorted, and technically spectacular publication, confirms the assertion made via Henry Taylor within the Washington occasions: "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.
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, even though significantly acclaimed in his day, have with reliable cause now not been remembered. He wrote one poem, besides the fact that, that has been unfairly consigned to oblivion.
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