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Burns, Michael, Discovery and Reminiscence: Essays on the Poetry of Mona Van Duyn, University of Arkansas Press, 1999.

This book offers a collection of criticism about Van Duyn's work.

Finch, Annie, A Formal Feeling Comes: Poetry in Form by Contemporary Women, Story Line Press, 1994.

Finch's work is a compilation of poetry written by women who use traditional poetic forms. The book includes introductory comments by each poet, including Mona Van Duyn.

Greenbaum, Jessica, "Intimations of Mortality," in Women's Review of Books, Vol. VIII, No. 4, January 1991, p. 14.

Greenbaum praises Near Changes and briefly mentions the complexity of the language Van Duyn uses in "Memoir."

Padgett, Ron, ed., The Teachers and Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms, Teachers & Writers, 2000.

Padgett gathers writing about approximately seventy poetic forms. In addition to defining each form, the writers of each section summarize the form's history and provide examples of it.

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