Summer 1978



Summer 1978

Table of Contents


“Moonlight dries no mittens”: Carl Sandburg Reconsidered

“Twin Obsessions”: The Poetry and Paintings of E. E. Cummings

Contemporary Poetry and the Metaphors for the Poem

Grecian Thoughts in the Home Fields: Reflections on Southern Poetry

Poem, Dream, and the Consuming of Culture

Robinson Jeffers Redivivus

Shamanism Toward Confessionalism: James Dickey, Poet

The Ballad and the Brain


College Life

Family Album

Singing Birds, Noiseless Trees


An Ode

Any Night & Last Song of the Angel of Bad Luck


Barn Fire




Evening Hour

Great Expectations: A Short Story

He Goes Around His World


Moon on a Pasture near Ortonville & Women We Never See Again

Oblique Man, Essential Text

Old Folks Home

Prologue to a Longer Story

The Wheel


on Blake Books: Annotated Catalogues of William Blake’s Writings by G. E. Bentley, Jr.; Blake As An Artist by David Bindman; The Complete Graphic Works of William Blake by David Bindman; William Blake by Martin Butlin; William Blake: A New Kind of Man by Michael Davis; William Blake: The Seer and His Visions by Milton Klonsky; Blake’s Composite Art: A Study of the Illustrated Poetry by W. J. T. Mitchell; & William Blake by Morton D. Paley

on The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The Life of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes by Charles Higham; Bloodhounds of Heaven: The Detective in English Fiction from Godwin to Doyle by Ian Ousby; & The Dangerous Edge by Gavin Lanbert

on A Voice in the Mountain by Peter Davison; Cicada by John Haines; & China Trace by Charles Wright

on Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary by K. M. Elisabeth Murray

on Dylan Thomas by Paul Ferris

on John Gould Fletcher and Imagism by Edmund S. de Chasca

on The Collected Poems of Stevie Smith; & The Hugh MacDiarmid Anthology: Poems in Scots and English by Michael Grieve, Alexander Scott

on Toward a Patriarchal Republic: The Secession of Georgia by Michael P. Johnson

on Unassigned Frequencies: American Poetry in Review, 1964-77 by Laurence Lieberman; Escape from the Self: A Study in Contemporary American Poetry and Poetics by Karl Malkoff; & Modern American Lyric: Lowell, Berryman, Creeley, and Plath by Arthur Oberg