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Science  09 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5545, pp. 1288-1289
DOI: 10.1126/science.1065423

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The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Tim Hunt, Ed. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2001. 774 pp. $75. ISBN 0-8047-3890-4. Paper, $24.95. ISBN 0-8047-4108-5.

This new collection samples both the lengthy story-poems that supported Jeffers's national reputation between the world wars and the short lyric poems on nature that gained him a posthumous following among environmentalists. Our reviewer concludes that these shorter works establish Jeffers as the preeminent American poet of nature, ecology, and science.