November 2009 Featured Book

On Poets and Poetry by Bill Pritchard '53On Poets and Poetry
by Professor William H. Pritchard

"For Mr. Pritchard the poem always comes first, its value found partly in how much it helps us 'to live our lives.'"
-The Wall Street Journal

Professor Pritchard's collection of essays and reviews on poets and poetry ranges from Dryden and Milton through the major American and British poets of the last century. His aim throughout is to address not only academics but the larger, intelligent audience of non-specialist readers who look to poetry for the surprise that is central to all imaginative literature.