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XxX 100 Poems

Merrill Moore

Edited by David R. Slavitt

Series: Memento
Categories: 20th Century, American
Imprint: Little Island Press
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Hardback (128 pages)
(Pub. Sep 2016)
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  • Merrill Moore remains the most prolific sonneteer in English – The New Yorker once estimated his output at 50,000 ‘fourteeners’. As this selection makes clear, the best of these are extremely fine and original – memorable, well-turned, witty, strange. For his obsessive sifting and valuable act of recovery, the editor David R. Slavitt deserves a prize, but the greatest reward for his efforts is, delightfully, ours.” – David Yezzi, The New Criterion

    Merrill Moore
    Merrill Moore was born in 1903 in Columbia, Tennessee. He was a member of the Fugitives, a group of then unknown poets who met to read and criticize each other s work and that included John Crowe Ransom, Donald Davidson, Allen Tate and Robert Penn Warren and others. He died in ... read more
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