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on Robert Stone’s Prime Green, Carolyn Forche, The Writer and the World

Dwight Garner reminded us recently that August 21 was Robert Stone’s 70th birthday and that September marks the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Stone’s first novel, A Hall of Mirrors.

The Springs of Poetry, an essay by Louise Bogan

A Poet's Prose, Selected Writings of Louise Bogan, edited by Mary Kinsie, was published by Swallow Press in 2005. Because previous editions of Bogan's prose and criticism are out of print, Kinzie's edition was a most welcome arrival, since she also included Bogan's unpublished poems and drafts.

On the Poetry of Brendan Galvin: Habitat, New & Selected Poems (LSU Press)

Brendan Galvin has published twelve books of poetry starting with No Time for Good Reasons (Pittsburgh, 1974). Although he has written very little criticism, his piquant point of view of his contemporaries is more than apparent.

The Poetry of David Hilton

This past April, Coffee House Press brought out David Hilton's final book, Living Will. Hilton died in 2005 at age 67. In the book's afterword, Dave Clewell aptly calls Hilton "a spiritual grandson of Whitman and a son of the good Dr.

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