Poems in the Manner Of by David Lehman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Poems in the Manner Of by David Lehman is an interesting take on the art of poetry. Instead of working solely with original works without explanation, the reader gets the author's insight and influences on each piece for the book.
Many of the poems featured were in the manner of or inspired by poets across the history of poetry. Some of the more recognizable influences included Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and more. There were no poems that particularly stood out as better than rest, and in some cases lifting of another poet's line to include in the new work did more to distract than anything else. The explanations were a good insight as to how or why each poet was influential on the author's work.
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