ABSENT AND PRESENT THE BRANCH WILL NOT BREAK by Chester; Wrigh Wesleyan Poetry Program; Kallman

ABSENT AND PRESENT THE BRANCH WILL NOT BREAK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Two books of laboratory verse, of interest to other poets, writers or aficianados of the genre, will introduce the Wesleyan Poetry Program to our readers. Of the two, Kallman is the wittier, more facile, more musical, but the subjects involve an inward world of jarring images in which it is difficult to share. The collection is north reading, however, if only for a lovely poem, Missing The Sea, in which images, thoughts and music seem to jell....Wright has a fresh locale to offer and is at his est in the landscape studies of the middle west. However, since the movement is carried by images and the images are ugly, isolated and fail to evoke emotion, this would seem to be poetry in the process, not the end product.

Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 1963
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press;