Poetry Collections...One good and one?
The publication of The Complete Poems of A.R. Ammons (Norton)
is one of the biggest literary events of this year. Edited by Robert M. West,
the 966 poems in this two-volume set begin with the
collection “Ommateum With Doxology,” which Ammons self-published in
1955, and end with “Bosh and Flapdoodle,” published posthumously in
his multiple awards — including two National Book Awards — Ammons, who died in
2001, never achieved the renown he deserved, in part because he was
uncomfortable reading his work in public. '
meets activism in Bullets Into Bells (Beacon Press), a timely, vital
book that addresses gun violence in the United States...
From The Washington Post
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