Ours is a thematic collection of poems about gardens, particularly those designed by Andre Le Notre. My favorite sections are "The Medicis" and "Orangeries." I admire Cole Swenson's collection a great deal, but the book may appeal to a narrower taste and may feel a bit long or overdone (it's 101 pages). That said, I recommend it to all readers and highly recommend it to avid poetry readers, fellow poets, and those who appreciate gardening or European history.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3569.W384 O97 2008
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Anna Leahy, Assistant Professor, Department of English