Xavier professor revives late poet’s last collection
By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Dr. Norman Finkelstein, member of the English department and literary executor for Harvey Shapiro, a New York poet, edited the remainder of Shapiro’s final collection of poems entitled, “A Momentary Glory: Last Poems.” Shapiro died in early 2013 and Finkelstein was fortunate enough to look through his most recent work. Unexpectedly, Finkelstein found a collection of about 100 pages of Shapiro’s later poems within two file folders as he sorted through his manuscripts in New York. Some of Shapiro’s other poems were sold to his alma mater, Yale University. The collection Finkelstein stumbled upon contained … Continue reading Xavier professor revives late poet’s last collection
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