New and Selected Poems by Jean Garrigue

Copyright 1967
Checked out 8 times in 44 years
Last checked out 19 years ago

Jean Garrigue was a respected poet in her time. An internet search of her name brings up a variety of articles about her with excerpts of critical assessment of her work by other poets. However, her poetry has not been kept alive by inclusion in anthologies and so her name is not well-known now. Lovely poems that the people of Albertville could relate to (such as the repairing of a barn against inevitable time and weather) are within this volume but are amidst a good deal of poetry describing Europe. I think Garrigue’s poetry would most be appreciated by other poets, those who study poetry and those who take pleasure simply in well-crafted language. In other words, this book belongs on the shelf of an academic library rather than a small town Southern library. The circulation is poor. I say let it go.

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