Books: Strong Song

AMERICAN SONG—Paul Engle—Doubleday, Doran ($1.75). Paul Engle was awarded first prize by Poetry: A Magazine of Verse for the best poem about the Century of Progress Exposition at Chicago. Poems for an occasion are many—and mostly bad. But " America Remembers," included as tailpiece to this second volume of Engle verse, is the strongest and most maturely poetic achievement in the book, a swift, glamorous and compact running commentary on 300 years of American legend. Weaving back & forth, up & down over the vistas of local mythology, it strikes a genuinely inspirational...

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