Here is Robert Pinsky's review of Alan Dugan's Poems Seven. A good review, though I found it curious that the poem (Dugan's "best known" poem, apparently) was edited for length in the radio broadcast, though that was never mentioned. I understand the need for brevity with radio broadcasts, but leaving out select "non-essential" parts of a poem (as opposed to using only an otherwise unaltered excerpt) and never mentioning it seems like dangerous ground. I wonder if Dugan was consulted. If not, Pinsky was taking quite an editorial liberty. I think of poems of my own and shudder to think what a self-appointed editor might do with them to cut them down to a desired length.
Click here for the review on NPR.