Mona Van Duyn | Literature Criticism Critical Review by John Woods

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Mona Van Duyn.
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Critical Review by John Woods

SOURCE: "The Teeming Catalogue," in Poetry, Vol. 96, No. 1, April, 1960, pp. 47-51.

In the following excerpt, Woods surveys some of the poems in Valentines to the Wide World.

Mona Van Duyn appears to be a fully-engaged poet. She is not the house organ of any special lobby, but is trying on several attitudes, several voices [in Valentines to the Wide World].

About poetry she writes:

    But what I find most useful is the poem. To find
    some spot on the surface and then bear down until
    the skin can't stand the tension and breaks under it …
 
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This section contains 365 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by John Woods
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