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X.J. Kennedy • 49 Items / 10 Books, 3 Articles, 12 Reviews, 24 Poems
Nude Descending a Staircase (1961)
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Published Reviews
  1. Books
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    Verse (3 Reviews)
    Poems, by Alan Dugan
    1. Poems by Alan Dugan
    2. Nude Descending a Staircase by X.J. Kennedy
    3. The Tree Witch by Peter Viereck
    The New Yorker, March 24, 1962, p. 175
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    A Clutch of Poets (6 Reviews)
    Advice to a Prophet, and Other Poems, by Richard Wilbur
    1. Advice to a Prophet, and Other Poems by Richard Wilbur
    2. The Islanders by Philip Booth
    3. Poems from Limbo by Rob Lyle
    4. The Long Street by Donald Davidson
    5. For the Unfallen by Geoffrey Hill
    6. Nude Descending a Staircase by X.J. Kennedy
    Commonweal, December 22, 1961, pp. 346-372
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    The Recent Contours of the Muse (17 Reviews)
    Selected Poems, by Anne Ridler
    1. Selected Poems by Anne Ridler
    2. Helen in Egypt by Hilda Doolittle
    3. Poems from a Cage by Dilys Laing
    4. Medusa in Gramercy Park by Horace Gregory
    5. Garland for the Winter Solstice by Ruthven Todd
    6. Beasts in Clothes by Harold Witt
    7. The Islanders by Philip Booth
    8. Nude Descending a Staircase by X.J. Kennedy
    9. The Land of Unloving by Lionel Wiggam
    10. Selected Poems by Francis Golffing
    11. New and Selected Poems by Donald Davie
    12. Cloud, Stone, Sun, Vine by May Sarton
    13. In the Stoneworks by John Ciardi
    14. Advice to a Prophet, and Other Poems by Richard Wilbur
    15. The Long Street by Donald Davidson
    16. A Marianne Moore Reader by Marianne Moore
    17. Imitations by Robert Lowell
    The Saturday Review, January 6, 1962, pp. 68-70
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    More Brass Than Enduring (26 Reviews)
    Views of Jeopardy, by Jack Gilbert
    1. Views of Jeopardy by Jack Gilbert
    2. Deaths for the Ladies by Norman Mailer
    3. Poems by Barbara Guest
    4. The Tennis Court Oath by John Ashbery
    5. Thank You and Other Poems by Kenneth Koch
    6. For Love: Poems, 1950-1960 by Robert Creeley
    7. The Jacob's Ladder by Denise Levertov
    8. Selected Poems by Francis Golffing
    9. The Boy from Iowa by Reed Whittemore
    10. Movie-Going, and Other Poems by John Hollander
    11. Garland for the Winter Solstice by Ruthven Todd
    12. Advice to a Prophet, and Other Poems by Richard Wilbur
    13. My Sad Captains, and Other Poems by Thom Gunn
    14. Torse 3 by Christopher Middleton
    15. The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath
    16. Nude Descending a Staircase by X.J. Kennedy
    17. In Praise of Adam by Reuel Denney
    18. Between Mars and Venus by Robert Conquest
    19. Drowning with Others by James Dickey
    20. Journey to a Known Place by Hayden Carruth
    21. Fever and Chills by George P. Elliott
    22. Twenty Poems of Georg Trakl by Georg Trakl
    23. In the Interlude by Boris L. Pasternak
    24. Collected Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid by Hugh Macdiarmid
    25. Pictures from Brueghel, and Other Poems by William Carlos Williams
    26. In the Clearing by Robert Frost
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1962, pp. 455-468