Howard Nemerov | Critical Review by Hayden Carruth

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Howard Nemerov.
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Critical Review by Hayden Carruth

SOURCE: "Interim Report," in Poetry (Chicago), Vol. CII, No. 6, September, 1963, pp. 389-90.

Below, Carruth calls most of the poems in The Next Room of the Dream "wisecracks " and discusses what he considers Nemerov's "technicalfailures."

Nemerov on poetic vision:

The poet hopes to articulate a vision concerning human life; he hopes to articulate it truly. He may not be much of a poet, he may not be much of a human being, the vision is not so special either; but it is what he hopes to do.

This "vision" need not be thought of in religious terms, as a dramatic one-shot on the road to Damascus; its articulation may be slow indeed, and spread over many works; the early and late parts of it may elucidate one another, or encipher one another still more deeply.

For the substance of this vision...

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