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As deep and hauntingly beautiful as english language poetry can be. Many of the poems function like perfect philosophical sound sculptures, their articulation and resonance... Read morePublished 7 months ago by andthen
These poems are sometimes thought to be difficult. That’s a bad rap. The poems mean exactly what they say and little “interpretation” is needed. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marty
The best collection of Wallace Stevens' works, including the Snowman, 13 ways of looking at a blackbird, and more. Read morePublished 22 months ago by anargol
I feel it's always hard for a new reader to approach a writer like Stevens--that is, a writer erudite, difficult, and brilliant in the extreme. Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by Lazar
This collection of writings by one of America's most important 20th century poets is giving me tremendous personal pleasure and is invaluable to anyone who cares about poetry. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by Jay Kobler
The Palm at the End of the Mind is the book referenced by Harold Bloom in his great study: Wallace Stevens, The Poems of Our Climate. Read morePublished on March 20, 2007 by David Adams
If poets aren't interested in being understood, they will have to resign themselves to being read by no one except English Lit drones. Read morePublished on May 1, 2006 by Ingles
I have had a love affair with Wallace Stevens' work and "The Palm at the End of the Mind" for almost three decades. Read morePublished on July 3, 2004 by Beulah Begonia Day