I enjoyed the poetry in this book, but at a little over 60 pages, it seemed to end way too quickly.
The poems and translations collected here are, by turns, brilliant, hilarious, moving, profound, and, simply, marvelous!
My recommendation, if you're not familiar with the author, is simply to read a few poems before purchase if possible.
I think some of these poems are simply lovely. My real objection to this book is that only one side of every page is printed - the other side is blank. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lily
Richard Wilbur is the last. With the passing of Jacques Barzun, Wilbur is all that remains of the stunning American generation from the 1950s and 1960s that put America on the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Patrick Odaniel
I thought I filled out a review for this, I could be wrong...I guess I put feedback on the seller's page.
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This is my first book of poetry by Richard Wilbur and it's a real treasure. The poems sing, leaping and dancing off the page. Read morePublished on September 28, 2011 by Marion
Although Richard Wilbur uses form in his poetry, don't let that deceive you into thinking that he plays it safe or conjures an idealized Shakespearean past. Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by Kevin L. Nenstiel
There are few enough writers who write with brilliance, wit, and and an inherent understanding of the nuance of language. Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by J. Silva
When I was a little kid, I kind of liked poetry. I read and enjoyed poems by A.A. Milne, Dr. Seuss, Ogden Nash and Shel Silverstein. Read morePublished on December 26, 2010 by E. M. Bristol
This is Wilbur's first collection since his Collected Poems (2004) and though it is not incredibly coherent in theme, the individual contributions are many of them spellbinding. Read morePublished on December 26, 2010 by Melanchthon
Richard Wilbur is arguably America's greatest living formal poet, and amazingly, he is entering his eight decade of producing memorable work, so any new book from him is an event. Read morePublished on December 20, 2010 by B. Niedt