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Letter to an Imaginary Friend: Parts I-IV

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One of the English language's great poems available for the first time in one volume.
Paperback, 375 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Copper Canyon Press (first published 1985)
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Laura Schmidt-dockter
Not being a poet or having a firm grasp of poetry, I found this book to be plodding at times. Being from North Dakota myself, I fully understood his descriptions of the outdoors from his childhood.
Long poems are both difficult and unusual. This book does not always succeed in creating a coherent understanding of where we are in the poem's progress. The sections do a bit better job. Still, the language is so creative and surprising, I found myself not always minding.
This is one of the most remarkable books of poems from the 20th century. For far too long Thomas McGrath has been unduly ignored.
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A true American epic and an endless touchstone resource for serious working poets.
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