The Blue Estuaries: Poems: 1923-1968

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Macmillan, Oct 31, 1995 - Poetry - 136 pages
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Honored, during the course of her literary career, with almost every major poetry award, Louise Bogan (1898-1970) was the poetry critic for The New Yorker for nearly forty years. The Blue Estuaries contains her five previous books of verse along with a section of uncollected work, fully representing a unique and distinguished contribution to modern poetry over five decades.
  

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

I really liked these poems, especially the earlier ones. Some of the later ones get a bit abstract for my taste, which is why it isn't 5 stars. Why isn't Louise Bogan taught more? Is it because formal poetry wasn't fashionable in the early 20th century? Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Just finished up the last bit that I skirted around during the semester. I'd never read Bogan before and it seems astonishing that I hadn't—she feels so important to me now. O remember In your narrowing dark hours That more things move Than blood in the heart. —"Night" Read full review

Contents

Tale
3
Medusa
4
Sub Contra
5
The Frightened
6
Betrothed
7
Ad Castitatem
8
Knowledge
9
Juans Song
10
The Alchemist
15
Men Loved Wholly Beyond Wisdom
16
i7 The Crows
17
Memory
18
i9 Women
19
Last Hill in a Vista
20
Stanza
21
The Changed Woman
22

Portrait
11
The Romantic
12
3 My Voice Not Being Proud
13
Statue and Birds
14
Chanson Un Pen Naive
23
Fifteenth Farewell
24
Sonnet
26
Copyright

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Books by the celebrated poet/critic Louise Bogan (1897-1970) include Body of This Death (1923), Dark Summer (1929), The Sleeping Fury (1937), Poems and New Poems (1941), Collected Poems 1923-1953 (1954), Achievement in American Poetry, 1900-1950 (1951), and Collected Poems 1923-1953 (1954). What the Woman Lived: Selected Letters of Louise Bogan 1920-1970 (1973) was edited by Ruth Limmer.

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