Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Great Regulars: A marvellous poet whom you've probably

never heard of died some weeks ago. His name was Peter Kane Dufault, and at the time of his death he was a couple of days short of ninety. On the face of it, his lack of renown is surprising, for he had some prominent supporters, including Marianne Moore and Richard Wilbur and Ted Hughes and Amy Clampitt. He was also embraced by Howard Moss, the poetry editor of The New Yorker from 1948 until 1987. Dufault published forty-four poems in the magazine, nearly all of them during Moss's tenure.

from Brad Leithauser: The New Yorker: Postscript: Peter Kane Dufault (1923-2013)


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