Archie Randolph Ammons | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Jerald Bullis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Archie Randolph Ammons.
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Critical Review by Jerald Bullis

SOURCE: A review of The Snow Poems, in Epoch, Vol. XXVI, No. 3, Spring, 1977, pp. 304-11.

In the following review, Bullis discusses the form and themes of Ammons's The Snow Poems.

The Snow Poems are actually one poem. It is a diary of the 1975–76 year: a record of Ammons's own experiences, observations, attitudes that begins in the fall with the bird migrations heading south and ends in the spring, with welcoming (the last word of the poem is "we(l)come") "a young / birch frilly in early-girlish / leaf." The Snow Poems is at the same time an almanac—a compendium of useful and interesting facts, proverbs, weather news. It is also an adventure story in which Ammons, in Ithaca, wanders far and the extravagance of the wandering becomes a reaffirmation of the poet...

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