May Swenson | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of May Swenson.
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SOURCE: In a review of To Mix with Time, in The New York Review of Books, Vol. I, No. 2, 1963, pp. 33-4.

Hecht is an American poet who is known for the elegant style, traditional form, and deep sense of tragedy that characterize his work. The recipient of numerous literary awards, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for The Hard Hours. In the following excerpt from a review of To Mix with Time, Hecht offers an enthusiastic endorsement of Swenson's ability.

One way of indicating the distinction and quality of May Swenson's poetry is to say that she deserves to be compared to Elizabeth Bishop. And indeed there are things in [To Mix with Time], which contains new poems together with selections from two previous volumes, that sound a note of indebtedness. Miss Swenson's "The Totem," for example, about the Empire State Building, may vaguely remind the reader of...

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