William Logan

William Logan’s most recent book is Broken Ground: Poetry and the Demon of History.

On Anthony Hecht

William Logan, 21 March 2024

Anthony Hecht​ never changed. His poems, first and last, look as if they’ve been measured, cut and stitched on Savile Row. His first book, A Summoning of Stones (1954), displayed a glutton’s appetite for abstraction and the fastidiousness that marked much of his work thereafter:

We may consider every cloud a lakeTransmogrified, its character unselfed,At once a whale and a white...

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