Selected Poetry by John Hollander

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“Perfection is a rare accomplishment, particularly in American poetry, and the perfection of much of Hollander’s work makes it essential reading for anyone who genuinely cares for the craft of poetry.  But in our fallen world we seem fated to value power of perfection, and John Hollander’s poetry has shown a visionary power just often enough to secure him a place as one of the major figures of our moment.”
Vernon Shetley, The New Republic

About John Hollander

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John Hollander is the author of eighteen previous books of poetry. His first, "A Crackling of Thorns," was chosen by W. H. Auden as the 1958 volume in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He has written eight books of criticism and edited "The Laurel Ben Jonson; "an anthology of contemporary poetry, "Poems of Our Moment;" and, with Harold Bloom, "The Wind and the Rain," an anthology of verse for young people. He was a coeditor of "The Oxford Anthology of English Literature" and is the editor (with Anthony Hecht, with whom he shared the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1983) of "Jiggery-Pokery: A Compendium of Double Dactyls," Mr. Hollander attended Columbia and Indiana universities, was a junior fellow at the Society of Fellows of Harvard University, and in 1990 was made a fellow of the MacArthur Foundation. He taught at Connecticut College and Yale, and was professor of English at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is currently Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale.
Published May 2, 2012 by Knopf. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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