To find a personal style is, for a writer, to become adult; and
to write one's first "perfect" poem--a poem that wholly and
successfully embodies that style--is to come of age as a poet. By
looking at the precedents, circumstances, and artistry of the
first perfect poems composed by John Milton, John Keats, T. S.
Eliot, and Sylvia Plath, Coming of Age as a Poet offers
rare insight into this mysterious process, and into the... more...