Pre-eminent poetry scholar M. L. Rosenthal described Kenneth Fearing as "the chief poet of the American Depression". Commenting on this first complete volume of his poetry, Carl Rakosi wrote, "Fearing's language ... plain and ordinary, has a cadence, a music of its own, not borrowed from any English or French literary models, or any other, that's distinctly American"."The energy, the imagery, the unspooked directness of vision are still startling and as fresh as on first publication ... The book, as artifact, is a rarity among collected works in that it is pleasing, making it a natural for poetry readers and students, as well as unavoidable for libraries, which will need it as another landmark recovery". -- Choice
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Bibliography of Major Works by Kenneth Fearing
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