Rapid Poetry Review: The Road Not Taken

*Originally published 2016/01/24

orrTHE ROAD NOT TAKEN: FINDING AMERICA IN THE POEM EVERYONE LOVES AND ALMOST EVERYONE GETS WRONG Written by David Orr

2015; 192 Pages

Genre: poetry, poets, biography


Rating: ★★★1/2

Last night I picked up David Orr’s The Road Not Taken – a slim volume of Orr’s look at Frost’s most popular and beloved poem.  Orr divides the book looking at the Poet, the Poem, the Choice and the chooser.  He argues that while audiences love this poem they seem to have the meaning behind it incorrect.  Orr writes well and his arguments concise.  I read it in one sitting not because I am one of those people who have loved the poem (poet) and has been reading it incorrectly.  I recommend this to lovers of poetry and Frost.

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