SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER by James Wright

SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Essentially, the poems in this brief collection form an interrelated whole, grouped around the theme of a man adrift on the open road, in hobo jungles, autumn frosts, and strange rooms, in towns from Idaho to Wheeling, West Virginia. People are less important than landscapes, than the impressions of fields, weathers, jails, freight trains; or rather, people exist as merely an inwoven part of a sense of vast, lonely, lyric countrysides

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1968
Publisher: Wesleyan Univ. Press