Books: U. S. Poet

NEW FOUND LAND—Archibald MacLeish—Houghton Mifflin ($5).

Poet MacLeish's style is individual, marked but not marred by the omission of punctuation, by typographically broken lines, in the manner but not to the extent indulged in by Poet e. e. cummings. MacLeish's verse often gives the same impression as Hemingway's prose: quiet but threatening, simple but magniloquent. In most of these 14 poems he speaks "with grave and level voice":

He walks with Ernest in the streets in Saragossa

They are drunk their mouths are hard they...

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