Selected Poems New and Old 1923-1966 by Robert Penn Warren

Copyright 1966
Checked out 9 times in 35 years
Last checked out 9 years ago

This is essentially a mid-career retrospective (with some new poems) for Robert Penn Warren. It isn’t spectacular but the poetry is accessible, likable and he’s a major poet. He’s also from Kentucky and the rural vernacular shows up in some of his poems. He’s a poet who sometimes rhymes and sometimes doesn’t. There’s certainly nothing to put people off from reading this book and the circulation indicates that those who pick it up keep it for a while (I assume out of interest in what they’re reading). So keep this on the shelves until it goes another 10 years without circulation. It’s not a must-have on the shelves but it’s nice to have.

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