Fall 1962 • Vol. XXIV No. 4 Book ReviewsOctober 1, 1962 |

Responsibilities

All The Time In The Dark by John W. Clark. Clarke and Way (distributed by Southern Illinois University Press). Cloth, $4.50. Paper, $1.75. Poems: The Location Of Things, Archaics, The Open Skies by Barbara Guest. Doubleday and Company, $2.95. Movie-Going And Other Poems by John Hollander. Atheneum Publishers. Cloth, $3.50. Paper, $1.65. Torse 3 by Christopher Middleton. Harcourt, Brace and World, $3.95. The Colossus And Other Poems by Sylvia Plath. Alfred A. Knopf, $4.00. A Wedge Of Words by Frederic Will. University of Texas Press, $2.75. These six new books contain about 300 poems, a sizable number to read even if all of them spoke with the tongues of angels. A good many do not; in fact, a good many are tedious or irritating, so that it comes as a relief to put the book aside and seek some more amiable pursuit like working Double-Crostics instead. The tedium and the irritation are caused by the failure of some of these poets to show a sense of responsibi

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At Bedtime

By William Dickey

All The Time In The Dark by John W. Clark. Clarke and Way (distributed by Southern Illinois University Press). Cloth, $4.50. Paper, $1.75. Poems: The Location Of Things, Archaics, The […]

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