Spring 1939 • Vol. I No. 2 Book Reviews |

Two Party Poets

Dead Reckoning: A Book of Poetry. By Kenneth Fearing. Random House. $1.25Collected Poems: 1918-1938. By Genevieve Taggard. Harper & Brothers. $2.50 Politics yokes diverse talents. Miss Taggard and Mr. Fearing are unlike in subject-matter, in technique and, if cadences do not lie, in temperament. It is their political faith that justifies the conjunction of their books in a single review. Mr. Fearing has been, as his latest publishers describe him, an "insurgent poet” through two-thirds of his book authorship: in his second book, Poems, and in this his third book, Dead Reckoning. Miss Taggard, on the other hand, traveled some way as a lyric poet of nature, chance, love, and time before she began to celebrate the worker en masse. Her earlier vein extends from her first book, For Eager Lovers, published in 1922, through Travelling Standing Still, appearing in 1929; and it was not until Not Mine to Finish and Calling Western Union, issued in 1934 and 1936 respectively, that her

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