“Making Certain It Goes On” review

Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo
by Richard Hugo, William Kittredge (Introduction)

Patricia‘s review – Apr 14, 2017

It was amazing
I first encountered Richard Hugo’s poetry when I was 16 at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell U. Poetry teacher Peter Balakian read “Degrees of Gray in Phillipsburg”, and the lines have stuck in my head ever since. Something about that bleak reality and the unsparing rhythm.
Since then, I’ve referred many would-be poets to Hugo. This volume has a comprehensive collection of Hugo’s verse, as well as a biographical introduction that captures the poet’s disposition and chronicles his semitragic path.

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