Pack, Robert & Parini, Jay, eds. Contemporary poetry of New England.

Author:Fontinha, Rita M.
Position::Book Review - Young Adult Review - Brief Article
 
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Univ. Press of New England, Middlebury College Press. 215p. c2002. 0-87451966-7. $19.95. SA

The 178 poems here represent 58 poets who write about the New England region. Brief notes are included on the contributors. The poems are arranged alphabetically by author, beginning with Julia Alverez and ending with Baron Wormser. Many of the poets may be familiar, such as Richard Wilbur, Philip Booth, and Galway Kisnell, while others are new to the scene. A variety of styles and forms is represented, but all revolve around New England. The poems paint indelible word pictures: "Sumac thickets by the roadbed, either side, spangled by snow, and...

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