A real but uneven talent appears in this little volume of the collected verse of Louis Kent. He has always been recognized by the publication of his poems in all the better literary magazines. and originality are his, and above all a capacity for music that in some of his verses resembles Tennyson's. This is a new note in contemporary poetry, usually so astringent and cerebral, and it is a welcome one. But the work is uneven, and lacks a central core, there is the gift of expression without too much as yet to express. A talent that will bear watching.