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The Complete Poems

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Paperback, 194 pages
Published 1986 by Random House
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Tom
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, this was pretty disappointing, given the names that are tossed around in Denby's company (O'Hara, William Carlos Williams, Whitman, Hart Crane), all of whom I prefer. It's not even that I grew weary of Denby's devotion to the sonnet, really -- I just found these poems very difficult, and frankly not worth the trouble.

It wasn't a total waste of time, though, as there's a decent cat poem early on (and a whole bunch of cats in the later poems), and a poem that reminded me of Ginsberg's "A Sup
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