MODERN LOVE POEMS by J. D. Ed. Klemer

MODERN LOVE POEMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Since such a variety of emotions, attachments, and experiences are embraced by the category of ""love"", there is a corresponding range of depth and age in the concerns and expressions of the poets represented here, from the rather unleavened passion of Karl Shapiro's V Letter to the vigorously weathered compassion of Mark Van Doren's sonnets (VI, XIV, and XXXIII). One may be disappointed in some of the choices (as well as omissions) here, but they to present the average reader an attractive sampling of some of our best contemporary poets, among them, Philip Booth, May Sarton, Richard Wilbur, Wallace Stevens, John Clardi, cummings, and a perhaps over-generous portion of William Carlos Williams, Sara , and Carl Sandburg. Illustrated with reproductions of the Swiss painter, Hans Ernt.

Pub Date: Nov. 17th, 1961
Publisher: Doubleday