Richard Wilbur by Donald Hall

Copyright 1967
Checked out 5 times in 37 years
Last checked out 20 years ago

I love the idea of this book: a major contemporary (for that time) poet writing about another major contemporary poet. I even have it on my own shelves, having bought it at a library book sale. However, I don’t see any reason to have it on Albertville’s shelves. This library doesn’t have a volume of Wilbur’s poetry, so why have a book about it? The library has two choices: add a collected book of Richard Wilbur’s poetry (a worthwhile purchase) and keep this book of criticism or let the book of criticism go.

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