Paul Kane

Paul Kane

Paul Kane is poetry editor of Antipodes and artistic director of the Mildura Writers’ Festival. His most recent book is A Passing Bell: Ghazals for Tina (George Braziller 2019). He divides his time between New York and rural Victoria.

Paul Kane reviews 'The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry' edited by Rita Dove

March 2012, no. 339 01 March 2012
Paul Kane reviews 'The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry' edited by Rita Dove
‘To choose the best, among many good,’ says Dr Johnson in his ‘Life of Cowley’, ‘is one of the most hazardous attempts of criticism.’ The truth of this maxim is borne out nicely in the controversy surrounding – or perhaps emanating from – Rita Dove’s new selection of twentieth-century American poetry. That The Weekend Australian should have felt moved to comment on the situation ... (read more)
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