LISTEN TO THE WARM by Rod McKuen

LISTEN TO THE WARM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A series of poems about the poet and his affinities. What he likes: love, nature, cowboys, cats, love. What he doesn't: soldiers, growing up, drugs, commercialism, the new dances. Neither beat nor intellectual, McKuen is a romantic whose schmerz is rendered in the idiom of artless simplicity. He does a few nice things with words, but the reader comes. away listing negatives: flimsy and unoriginal, limited imagination and craft...not to be taken seriously. In short, a sweeter, straighter, duller Bob Dylan, and that's the audience (big?) the publisher's buildup (big) is directed toward.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1967
Publisher: Random House