How Charlie Shavers Died and Other Poems by Harvey Shapiro
(Wesleyan Poetry Series)

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With its passion, humor, and rich detail, this exquisite volume marks Harvey Shapiro's finest work to date.

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Harvey Shapiro's many books include National Cold Storage Company (Wesleyan, 1988), The Light Holds (Wesleyan, 1984), and Battle Report (Wesleyan, 1966). In 1997, Wesleyan and Carcanet co-published his Selected Poems. Shapiro published his first book in 1953, shortly before joining the editorial staff of the New Yorker magazine, where he was fiction editor from 1956 - 57. He was editor of the New York Time Book Review from 1975 until 1983. He is now senior editor of the New York Times Magazine.
Published July 29, 2001 by Wesleyan. 88 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Several decades of curt and understated verse, devoted at once to his native New York City, to the literary forebears he admires, and to a gruff, self-consciously masculine sound, dominated Shapiro's 1997 Selected Poems , also from Wesleyan.

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