Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great Regulars: We just had quite a Poetry Month of April

in the Philadelphia region. And here to prove it--and to make any reader very happy--are six books by local poets.

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 always was. Formal, classical, clever, he's also, in a hard-won fashion, affirmative, as in "Spring":

All the holes

from John Timpane: The Philadelphia Inquirer: Local poets help us see our area, world


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