Books: Bad Brothers

THE SEVEN SINS—Audrey Wurdemann —Harper ($2).

Last year one of the major surprises in the Pulitzer Prize announcements was the award of the poetry prize to Audrey Wurdemann, 24-year-old Seattle girl, for her second book. Bright Ambush. While most critics found Miss Wurdemann's verse promising and fluent, it was also characterized as conventional, frail, filled with echoes of stock poetic attitudes and phrases. Last week Miss Wurdemann's third book revealed an attempt to cope with a major theme, relating in varied verse forms the narrative of seven brothers whose lives represented, as they plunged toward...

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