John Beecher: Collected Poems 1924-1974

Copyright 1974
Checked out 3 times in 29 years
Last checked out 12 years ago

Though circulation on this book of poems by a controversial poet has been abysmal, I’m vote to keep it on the shelves. He’s from nearby Birmingham and wrote poems to draw attention to the lives of people working there. Beecher is a native son. His poetry has historical value for this area even if his poetic legacy has been squelched (he can’t be found at either of the main legitimate sites for information on poets: poets.org or poetryfoundation.org). He needs a champion, someone to keep his books from disappearing completely and it’s fitting that Alabama libraries should play that role. Keep this book.

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Poetry reviewer and poetry consultant for libraries
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