Joyce Kilmer: Poems, Essays and Letters: Volumes 1 & 2

Copyright 1918, 1931 printing
Checked out 10 times in 34 years (acquisition unclear)
Last checked out 2 years ago

Joyce Kilmer wrote many poems but he is in the “rarely mentioned” category of deceased poets. The name was only vaguely familiar to me and I think that vague familiarity arises from having possibly read an essay of his rather than any poetry. His poetry is almost entirely religious in subject matter and often archaic in diction. These volumes are old and yellowing and their circulation has been scanty. Yet the first volume (the one containing his poems) has been checked out twice in the past decade and was checked out three times in the 90s. Because of this regular interest it seems wise to leave these volumes on the shelves. Joyce Kilmer may be largely forgotten or dismissed in most places but not in Albertville, Alabama.

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