From Library Journal
The highly selective magazine Antaeus has long tended to favor poetry of a brooding, moralistic nature, and consequently there is little humor or contagious joy or even pathos in this collectionthat is to say, while there is a lot of quality, there is not very much variety. In the midst of so much sameness, however, the truly distinguished poets are all the more visible: C. P. Cavafy, Gloria Fuertes, Carolyn Kizer, Philip Levine, Gregory Orr, Mark Strand, C. K. Williams. The book is worth having primarily for these writers and for a literary oddity, a "Great American Poem" of 102 lines, each by a different poet, that took six years to compose. David Kirby, English Dept., Florida State Univ., Tallahassee
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