Claudia Rankine reviews The Golden Shovel Anthology in The New York Times

Claudia Rankine reviews The Golden Shovel Anthology in The New York Times

 

“Throughout this anthology, more than 60 other well-known Brooks poems can be read the same way, with lines from ‘The Mother’ and ‘The Bean Eaters’ tripping down the right-hand side of the page. The anthology ends with ‘Non-Brooks Golden Shovels’ and ‘Variations and Expansions on the Form.’ The cross-section of poets with varying poetics and styles gathered here is only one of the many admirable achievements of this volume.”

—Claudia Rankine, The New York Times, August 2017