Books: Poetry, Feb. 17, 1941

COLLECTED POEMS—Kenneth Fearing —Random House ($2).

New York City is the Grand Canyon of U. S. civilization. Many an American has gaped at the spectacle, tried to find words for it—and discovered that he had no tongue. All such will be able to appreciate the poetical accomplishment of Kenneth Fearing's verse.

Deep city,

Tall city, worn city, switchboard weaving

what ghost horizons. . . , cold furnace

in the sky,

Guardian of this man's youth, graveyard

of the other's, jailer of mine, Harassed city, . ... gay in the theatres,

wary in the offices, starved in the...

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