In 1936, 20-year-old Edward Weismiller became the youngest poet to win the prestigious Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. In this collection of poems, his youthful lyricism has given way to plainness of speech - even spareness. These poems are honest and unflinching, always striking in their prosody. They may remind some readers of Yeats, for they convey nobility in the face of old age, infirmity and disappointment. Weismiller sings powerfully about a world of loss, but he is never grim or despairing. The poet in old age remains hopeful, open to possibility, and always aware of beauty in the smallest places.
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