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Anthology of the mutually stylistically modern and ancient poems of James Laughlin.
Paperback, 574 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Moyer Bell (first published 1994)
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Patti K
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it
This new collection of the founder of New Directions is a fun experience.
It covers his entire career so there is a great variety of topics. He uses
free verse to great ends. Talking about love, daily life, Latin authors,
French poems, Greek poems and love. Most of them are light-hearted and
there is a breeziness about them.
Michael Gossett
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
For a man whose identity is rooted in his publishing (Laughlin founded New Directions and got several major poets' careers started), the poetry is quite remarkable. 'The Man in the Wall' and 'In Another Country' are two fantastic books.
Shawn
Aug 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
since I read it in eleventh grade it is still one of the greatest books i have ever read. His description and love poetry are genius. I loved him so much that when i read Ezra Pound was his mentor I began reading him to see how good he was just because he was Laughlin's mentor.
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James Laughlin was an American poet and literary book publisher who founded New Directions Publishing.

One of Laughlin's most anthologized works is "Step on His Head", a poem about his relationship with his children.
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