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In an enormous assessment 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 energy simply usually sufficient to safe him a spot as one of many significant figures of our second. "Figurehead, a full of life, different, and technically miraculous 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 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, even though seriously acclaimed in his day, have with strong cause no longer been remembered. He wrote one poem, notwithstanding, that has been unfairly consigned to oblivion.
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