Fall 1992 • Vol. XIV No. 4 Book Reviews |

Eat Some, Drink Some, Bury Some

Days Going / Days Coming Back by Eleanor Ross Taylor. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, Poetry Series, 1991. 185 pages. $7.95, paper. The poet is seventy-two and has culled fifty-three poems from her first three collections, adding fifty-four new ones to afford a plausibly representative volume, published in a series edited by Dave Smith and presented as if it were intended to articulate a career hitherto occulted (". . . the book that will publicly establish her . . . Eleanor Ross Taylor has arrived" [cover]). Though such a claim is perhaps unfortunately phrased (the poet is so little of an arriviste that one guesses she would writhe at the notion of being "publicly established"), it is true that there has always been a seclusion relished by this maker of texts apparently for domestic consumption ("the lines flutter off / in clacking print" [33]), as well as an insider's timbre in the rhetoric of her admirers—Randall Jarrell on Wilderness of Ladies (1960): ". . . a poetic

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