This beautifully packaged anthology begins with a memorial poem W S. Merwin honoring twenty-three great modern poets, all of whom died during his lifetime. It continues with representative works, photographs, and brief biographies of each. among them Dylan Thomas, Wallace Stevens, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Randall Jarrell, John Berryman, W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, James Wright, and James Merrill.
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""Our plesance here is all vain-glory/ This false warld is bot transitory,"" wrote William Dunbar in his 16th-century poem, ""Lament for the Makaris."" The piece was not only a meditation on death but a memorial to a slew of influential writers (Chaucer, and the like) who had passed on.| Read Full Review of Lament for the Makers: A Memo...