Books: Poetry, Jan. 13, 1941

OH MILLERSVILLE! — Fern Gravel —Prairie Press ($2).

Every so often some precocity in pigtails mesmerizes a U. S. publisher into printing her verse creations. The resultant rash on the nation's body poetic generally passes away as soon as the publisher's advertising appropriation has been spent. Oh Millersville! is a collection of juvenilia that no American will want to see pass away.

"Fern Gravel" was the pen name of a sub-teen authoress whose soul simultaneously exfoliated in and was griped by her Iowa home town, early in the 1900s. Her verses, now brought to light...

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