Books: Singing Youngsters

THEORY OF FLIGHT—Muriel Rukcyser —Yale University Press ($2).

POEMS—Robert Fitzgerald—Arrow Editions ($2).

The first published prose of young U. S. writers is carefully watched by such editors as Edward O'Brien, who collects anthologies of short stories and usually discovers at least one promising new author out of each season's crop. But poets are generally condemned to sing in the solitude of small magazines, unknown except to other poets, for long periods before their work receives the limited critical attention devoted to poetry in U. S. literary publications.

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