THE POETRY OF HORSES by William-Ed. Cole

THE POETRY OF HORSES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Cole's 180-page anthology of horse poems has many times the number of selections that Hopkins (below) offers; it shows evidence of more industry, originality, and taste on the part of the compiler; and the book has an older look better suited to the likely horse-poem audience. As usual Cole digs up some yet uncollected but not inferior poems by well-known writers and some delightful surprises by lesser names; and he gives some coherence to the collection by organizing the entries according to broad categories--""Foals and Colts,"" ""Riders,"" ""Horse Laughs"" (many and hearty), ""Certain Special Horses"" (not famous individuals, but special to their celebrators), and so on. A likely favorite.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1979
Publisher: Scribners