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For the Confederate Dead: Poems by Kevin Young
For the Confederate Dead: Poems

Mark Shipley, March 23, 2007

Kevin Young's book is named for his poem...a response to a similar poem by Robert Lowell.

Apparently, no one remembers that Robert Lowell's poem, "For the Union Dead," was a response to Allen Tate's poem, "Ode to the Confederate Dead."

A simple Google search will reveal a wikipedia entry that tells all about Tate.

Tate's own poem was an echo of earlier work with the same title by another poet. (As you will see if you read the above wiki entry.)

Strange that Young does not seem to be aware of that fact in the interview published on Powells.com, since he is a professor of poetry.
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