"Within his deliberately narrowed range Mr. Shapiro has cultivated a new generosity of detail and insight. This is especially important in the longer poems here, narratives of considerable power. They may seem more like versified short stories than poems, but their skill and force are moving." J. D. McClatchy, "New York Times Book Review" ""Happy Hour" is one of the best collections I have recently read. Mr. Shapiro writes with apparently equal ease in free verse and more nearly traditional forms, and he brings his ...

Happy Hour 1989, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226750293

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Happy Hour 1987, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226750286

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