Poems and Poetics

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Library of America, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 179 pages
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One of America's most admired living poets revisits an American original. Richard Wilbur explores the philosophical depth of verse more widely noted for its macabre and gothic surfaces and uniquely matches the whole canon of Poe's mature poetry with a judicious selection of essays and stories that illuminate his poetic goals.

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

I'm just not a big fan of Poe's poetry, but it needs to be included in any serious collection of American poetry, so here it is. Read full review


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Richard Wilbur is a former poet laureate of the United States and has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent volume of poems is Mayflies(2000).

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