The Poetry of a Supreme Technician

Fitts, Dudley
December 1955
New Republic;12/26/55, Vol. 133 Issue 26, p19
The article focuses on the book "A Letter From Li Po, and Other Poems," by Conrad Aiken. The author appreciates the work of Aiken in his book by saying that whatever stature the work of Conrad Aiken may ultimately assume in the long run of criticism, one can affirm now, without risking prematurity of judgment, that he is one of the supreme technicians of modern English poetry. The unalterable concord of image, of diction, of musical phrase; this is the signature of Conrad Aiken.


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