Title

Richard Wilbur: The Poetry of Real Presences

Publication Title

Renascence

Publication Date

Fall 1992

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Richard Wilbur, poetry, real presences

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Abstract

The article examines American poet Richard Wilbur's celebration of real presences in his poetry, in particular in his poems "An Event," "Games Two," and "The Fourth of July," in his collection entitled "New and Collected Poems." Topics include Wilbur's pleasure in using words and names in poetry, a comparison with the book "Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll, and his responses to poet Edgar Allen Poe.

Publisher

Marquette University


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