Item #58379 Poets of Today: Harry Duncan- Poems and Translations; Murray Noss- Samurai and Serpent Poems; May Swenson- Another Animal: Poems. John Hall Wheelock, Harry Duncan, Murray Noss, May Swenson, introduction.

Poets of Today: Harry Duncan- Poems and Translations; Murray Noss- Samurai and Serpent Poems; May Swenson- Another Animal: Poems

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 179pp. Octavo [21.9cm]. Black cloth spine and boards with gilt lettering and red ornament. Front board slightly bowed. Very light rubbing at the head and tail of the spine. Front free and paste-down endpapers slightly toned. Dust Jacket rubbed along the front fore-edge; rubbed and with one small closed tear along the spine. Upper corner of the front flap has been clipped, but price still present. Bookplate signed by May Swenson tucked in. Very good / Very good. Item #58379

The publication, in one volume, of three complete separate poems by three contemporary poets is an experiment. It is hoped that the larger, more impressive volume, offering the reader a greater variety and wider range, will attract and reward the audience that appears to have lost intrest in the usual slim book of verse. The publishers have been most fortunate in finding for this combined volume three young poets who have not yet been published in book form. All are sincere poets working within the vital poetic movement of our day, but with diverse skills and very divergent methoods and points-of-view. In fact, it would be difficult to find three poets more distinct and individual in tone and substance than the three so happily brought together here. The complex and highly personal vision of reality to be found in the poems of Harry Duncan; the subtly conveyed poignance of the portraitures and interpretations of a defeated people as rendered by a soldier of the occupying power on duty in Japan, who happened also to be a poet, Murray Noss; the compressed essences and abstractions which the poetry of May Swenson wrings from the apperances of things - these, all three, so diverse and so good, gain by their combination and juxtaposition.-- From inside jacket flaps.

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