COLLECTED POEMS BY OF ROBERT HILLYER by Robert Hillyer

COLLECTED POEMS BY OF ROBERT HILLYER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Classic in form and contemplative in substance, this reprinting of almost all of the poems Robert Hillyer has written over the years serves to remind us that his public is small and select, and that he is perhaps more appreciated in England than in this country. There is undoubtedly a quiet reserve and simplicity in these poems that is pleasing; but there is so little that is local in the subject matter, and so little that is individual in their style, that the poems fail to command wide attention. Hillyer has taught at Harvard and other universities, has won many prizes and held positions of the highest honor in the academic poetry world. His eminence assures an established interest in this relatively complete representation of his work.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1961
Publisher: Knopf