Stop Calling Me Mr. Darling!

Carol Burdick, Author Paul S Eriksson $15.95 (145p) ISBN 978-0-8397-7897-4
Burdick may be familiar to poetry devotees for the collection that is the subject of this book, Destination Unknown. In her 40s, she initiated a correspondence with the late Edward Darling, editor of Beacon Press, who responded generously to her request on where to send her ``verses that arise from a sort of suburban conscience.'' The letters between the aspiring poet and mentor continued over the years (dates are not given here) and cemented a friendship that was deep, unquestionably, although the two never met. Darling encouraged, chivvied and criticized submissions from Burdick who answered her perceptive editor with thanks, rebellions and temper. As a result, Beacon Press published the poetry collection, parts of which are quoted in this engagingly instructive volume. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1988
Release date: 01/01/1988
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