Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Great Regulars: Daniel Hoffman died on March 30, days short

of his 90th birthday. His new book of poems, Next to Last Words (Louisiana State University Press, 88 pp., $16.95), shows how vigorous his work remained right to the moment. Formal, classical, clever, Hoffman is also characteristically, in a hard-won fashion, affirmative, as in "Spring":

All the holes

from John Timpane: The Philadelphia Inquirer: Six poets show the Philly scene's vigor


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