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This recording offers an illuminating look at the early work of a great American poet.
Often credited as being one of the founding members of the "confessional" movement, Snodgrass did not consider his poetry as fitting in that school. About his own work, Snodgrass has said, "I first became known for poems of a very personal nature, especially those about losing a daughter in a divorce. Many of those early poems were in formal metres and had an 'open' surface. All through my career, however, I have written both free verse and formal metres."
Formal or free, confessional or contemplative—the whole range of W. D. Snodgrass' broad brilliance is on display here.
1967. Introduced by Harvey Shapiro.
Larry Levis CD: 1978
By Larry Levis
Introduction by Thomas Lux. Tony Hoagland describes Levis's practice "as a kind of tentative, speculating finger poking into the unknown."
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