New & Selected Poems
A. Alvarerz, author of the celebrated study of suicide, `The Savage God' and `Where Did It All Go Right,' had not published a new book of poetry since `Autumn to Autumn' in 1976. He hasn't been a prolific poet, but as one critic wrote, "though slight
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