COLLECTED POEMS by Charles Erskine Scott Wood


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Not the combined efforts of William Rose Benet, who writes the introduction, nor the editorial efforts of Genevieve Taggard and Sara Bard Field, nor the eulogies of Alexander Meikeljohn, can make this volume of pseudo-Whitmanesque poetry anything other than a profound bore. The fact that the author lived to a hearty 92, that he as a lawyer espoused worthy causes, that he belived in nature and freedom, that his great heart was in the right place cannot make him a poet. Nevertheless there are circles that will like what he has to say and forgive the lack of skill in saying it. Liberal and radical circles take note.

Pub Date: March 24th, 1949
Publisher: Vanguard