The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry Since 1945 edited by Jennifer Ashton

Reviewed by
July–August 2013, no. 353
Multitudes

The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry Since 1945

edited by Jennifer Ashton

Cambridge University Press, $34.95 pb, 268 pp, 9780521147958

The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry Since 1945 edited by Jennifer Ashton

Reviewed by
July–August 2013, no. 353

The scene: a cold, bright January day in the snow-covered capital of the United States. The occasion: the presidential inauguration of John F. Kennedy. Up to the podium steps America’s unofficial poet laureate, eighty-six-year-old Robert Frost. Temporarily blinded by the glare of brilliant sunshine and freshly fallen snow, Frost sets aside the handwritten text of his specially prepared ‘Dedication’ and recites from memory a much earlier poem, ‘The Gift Outright’.

Multitudes

The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry Since 1945

edited by Jennifer Ashton

Cambridge University Press, $34.95 pb, 268 pp, 9780521147958

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