Summer 1988 • Vol. X No. 3 Book Reviews |

Formal Allegiances: Selected Poems x 6

Rock and Hawk by Robinson Jeffers. Edited by Robert Hass. New York: Random House, 1987. 288 pages. $19.95. A Robert Penn Warren Reader by Robert Penn Warren. New York: Random House, 1987. 528 pages. $22.50. Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems by William Meredith. New York: Knopf, 1987. 192 pages. $16.95. Selected Poems 1965-1975 by Margaret Atwood. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1976, 1987. 240 pages. $9.95. Selected Poems II: Poems Selected and New by Margaret Atwood. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1987. 160 pages. $16.95. Selected Poems 1964-1983 by Douglas Dunn. Winchester, Md: Faber and Faber, 1987. 175 pages. $7.95. Selected Poems 1968-1986 by Paul Muldoon. New York: Ecco Press, 1987. 128 pages. $16.50. With a selected poems I feel invited into a new life. Any number of analogies might usefully describe such a book but I think we could do worse than to say a selected poems is like an album of family snapshots. Steady interest requires a balance of the

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