Summer 2000 • Vol. XXII No. 3/4 Book Reviews |

Credentials

Review Halfway Down the Hall: New and Selected Poems by Rachel Hadas. Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press/University Press of New England, 1998. xvi, 234 pages. $35; $17.95, paper. Relations: New and Selected Poems by Eamon Grennan. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 1998. 230 pages. $16, paper. The Wild Card: Selected Poems, Early and Late by Karl Shapiro. Edited by Stanley Kunitz and David Ignatow. With an introduction by M. L. Rosenthal. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1998. xxiv, 195 pages. $26.95; $18.95, paper.    We experience poets' selected works far differently from the way we read books of their new poems. Beyond our evaluation of its individual poems, a book of new work provokes questions of thematic and technical unity, of organic wholeness. But when we read a selected, we usually suspend that category of our aesthetic judgment in favor of larger considerations that make such a volume, in spite of the fact that most of its con

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By Jay Rogoff

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