AMARANTHEdwin Arlington RobinsonMacmillan ($2).
POEMSStephen SpenderRandom House ($1.50).
POEMW. H. AudenRandom House ($2.50).
Modern poetry, like experimental science, is always precocious to its day. Even William Wordsworth was once a misunderstood modern, a reprehensible revolutionary. Edwin Arlington Robinson, who last week published his eighth quiet narrative poem, was never considered a blasphemer of the literary gods, but once he was more modern than he is today. Now distinctly a member of the old guard, thrice crowned with the perishable bays of the Pulitzer Prize (1922, 1925, 1927). Robinson is by long odds the most...