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What Thou Lovest Well, Remains American

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Hugo's most important subject is the American West. In the present volume, people, places, dreams, and memories are explored again--always in search of the poet's self.
Paperback, 84 pages
Published May 17th 1975 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published May 1975)
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Stephen Glynn
This book did not work for me. Only a very few of the poems echoed in my soul. That was a disappointment.
Gerry LaFemina
I love Hugo, and have read Making Certain It Goes On, of course, but sometimes collected poems are overwhelming. It was nice to just read a single collection of Hugo's poetry in its original edition. These are fine fine poems by a poet who is quickly being forgotten.
I enjoy Hugo's distinctive voice, often expressing pain, failure, and love.
Hans P.
Poetry doesn't get any better!
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Richard Hugo (December 21, 1923 - October 22, 1982), born Richard Hogan, was an American poet. Primarily a regionalist, Hugo's work reflects the economic depression of the Northwest, particularly Montana. Born in White Center, Washington, he was raised by his mother's pare
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