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William Bronk, a Neglected Master, by Michael Perkins

(In 1981, Michael Perkins wrote the following appreciation of William Bronk’s Life Supports: New and Collected Poems, which would win the 1982 American Book Award, later to become the National Book Award. In 1991 Bronk also won a Lannan Literary … Continue reading

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In Praise of “The View From Jackass Hill” by George Drew

Once upon a time poems told stories about people. Think of Robert Frost’s “The Death of the Hired Man” about a wandering old farmhand “worn out” and “asleep beside the stove” while a farm wife and her reluctant husband debate … Continue reading

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The Slabsides Poets

I’ve visited Arrowhead in the Berkshires, the yellow house where young Herman Melville set himself up as a country squire to finish Moby Dick, perhaps inspired by the whale-humped profile of Mt. Graylock outside his window. I’ve also been to … Continue reading

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Barbara Adams Grandmother’s Wisdom

Not for nothing does Barbara Adams’s “Babyskin: Notes for a Grandchild” appear as the first poem in the anthology Child of my Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents. This poem has a commanding voice, the wisdom of someone who has … Continue reading

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