Synopses & Reviews
Apples from Shinar was Hyam Plutzik's second complete collection. Originally published in 1959 as a part of Wesleyan University Press's newly minted poetry series, the collection includes The Shepherd--a section of the book-length poem Horatio, which earned Plutzik a finalist position for the Pulitzer Prize. The love and the words and the simplicity, that mark Plutzik's poetry, writes Philip Booth, are all here in Apples from Shinar], and the poems come peacefully, and wonderfully, alive. With a previously unpublished foreword by Hyam Plutzik and a new afterword by David Scott Kastan, this edition marks the centenary of Plutzik's birth and will introduce a new generation of readers to the work of one of the best mid-century American poets.