....in this new volume's opening sequence, How Things Are: A Suite for Lucretians, Richardson has written a Song of Myselves Whitman, himself a Lucretian of sorts, would surely have relished. If we add to wit and intelligence, remindful of the Metaphysicals, a dash of Rilkean subtlety and insinuatingness, we should have something like a sense of Richardson's accomplishment. Certainly his work establishes him as one of the poets this time is lucky to have.

How Things Are 2000, Carnegie-Mellon University Press

ISBN-13: 9780887483271

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