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The Poetry Circus by Stanton A. Coblentz

Readers have lost interest in this outdated book of criticism. Continue reading

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The Contemporary Poet as Artist and Critic

edited by Anthony Ostroff Copyright 1964 Checked out 10 times in 47 years Last checked out 20 years ago Personally, I think this is a wonderful book to have on the shelves. It’s a curious book that takes 8 poems … Continue reading

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2 about John Crowe Ransom

Without the poet’s work on the shelves, there’s no point in keeping these books of criticism. Continue reading

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John Gould Fletcher by Edna Stephens

A critical book on Gould is of no interest without a volume of his poetry as well. Continue reading

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2 on Hart Crane

One a definite keeper so long as the library hold a collection of Crane’s poetry–the other an easy discard. Continue reading

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Richard Wilbur by Donald Hall

A book of criticism about Richard Wilbur is relatively meaningless without a book of his poetry also on the shelf. I recommend making a purchase of his collected works. Continue reading

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Richard Eberhart by Ralph J. Mills, Jr.

Richard Eberhart isn’t well enough known to warrant a book about him on the shelves of a small library. Continue reading

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