Thursday, January 14, 2010

Please Do Not All Answer at Once.

How is it that an eminently accessible American poet, who was a Poet Laureate twice over and winner of both the Pulitzer and National Book Award, has no real cultural relevance? When was the last you heard the name Howard Nemerov, irrespective of his more famous sister?

Was Nemerov too square, or do people simply not read poetry anymore? I gotta believe work like this is still emotionally resonant.

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