A very interesting and striking collection of American poetry by the gifted methologist and poet, Oscar Williams. The volume opens with a short section of American poems, unusually beautiful and compelling for primitive poetry, provocative of exploration along these lines. The second section takes in a few of the poets and the masters of the 19th century,- Whitman, Poe, Dickinson, emerson, Whittie Lowell. Their choicest poems are included -- while secondary writers are rigorously included. The last section is devoted to poets of the last forty years, the group to which he belongs. In a period so close to ourselves, there is considerable diver of opinion, and Williams has chosen with truth and acumen. There is a Keep Out sign all sentimentality, balderdash, meaningless rhetoric. The whole volume is presented an intelligent explanation of his objectives. A collection of which Americans can proud.