Probably the best practising poet on the American scene, Shapiro is bound be well received with interest and enthusiasm in...

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TRIAL OF A POET

Probably the best practising poet on the American scene, Shapiro is bound be well received with interest and enthusiasm in any new volume of his verse. If Of A Poet has not quite the impact of V-Letter or An Essay On Rime, it still is poet of a superior order. Most of the contents deal somewhat chronologically with the experience of the poet during his formative years, and during the war. Many have appeared separately in such magazines as the New Yorker, and though each can stand al they form a loose and interesting continuity. It is Shapiro's gift to be personal out being mawkish and narcissistic. He can objectify and project his individual onces into a kind of fine, hard-grained poetry, that has a particularly firm and line music. He is never obscure or Bysantine in his use of the language, but he is thoroughly modern man aware of the grim realities with which we are all faced. He them manfully, intellectually and creatively. For wide reading in the poetry market

Pub Date: Oct. 29, 1947

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Publisher: Reynal & Hitchced

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1947