Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Stephen Sandy
Dear Editor,
I applaud Jon Stallworthy’s assessment of Grey Gowrie [“A Change of Heart,” February 2009]. Gowrie’s work deserves to be better known, especially its masterful centerpiece, The Domino Hymn, Poems from Harefield. The wit and utter seriousness of this sequence ring a refreshing change on our lyric tradition, and a turn on that reflexive mode, elegy. It may prove as well a lasting enlargement of the genre of the occasional poem.

North Bennington, Vermont

Originally Published: April 1, 2009

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This prose originally appeared in the April 2009 issue of Poetry magazine

April 2009
 Stephen  Sandy


Stephen Sandy studied poetry with Robert Lowell and Archibald MacLeish, earned a PhD from Harvard University, and traveled to Japan on a Fulbright Visiting Lectureship. He is the author of more than a half dozen collections of poetry and has been honored with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Council on the Arts, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.

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