PRIVATE PAPERS by William Justema


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These rank among the better war poems that have appeared (not that that says too much!) written by a man of about 40, formerly a painter and scene designer, who spent a year training in the California desert before he was invalided. They are thoughtful, intelligent, masculine, revealing a happy combination of the inner and the outer world in a sort of verse-diary of the year's camp experiences. They are written in an original rhythm, powerful and pleasing. Sincerity is their hall-mark. Yet is that enough? Friends of the poet and those who for one reason or another follow poetry consistently will buy this little book. Otherwise it will make but little stir.

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce