cover image New and Collected Poems

New and Collected Poems

Richard Wilbur. Mariner Books, $17 (416pp) ISBN 978-0-15-665491-3

``Reprinting six of his principal verse collections, this omnibus displays Wilbur's many facets as nature poet, mordant commentator on social mores, philosophizer and as a translator adept at capturing the varied moods of poets as different as Voznesensky,Voznesensky in web.3/lk Borges and Jean de la Fontaine. Included also are 27 new poems, plus the cantata `On Freedom's Ground','' observed PW. The volume won the Pulitzer Prize. (Sept.)