Books: Poetic Autobiography

14TH STREET—Percy Shostac—Simon & Schuster ($2.50).

Poet Shostac has less to say about Manhattan's 14th St. than about himself. He writes this segment of autobiography in unrhymed, uneven lines that read well and easily. Not particularly quotable, never reaching a high poetic plane, never distinguishing between the vocabulary of poetry & prose, his novel in verse has considerable cumulative effect.

I'm cracking no bromidium for a laugh When I say

That woman's place is in the home. Is this thing called motherhood the


Are men mothers?

Bah to your equality,

To your sameness of...

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