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 McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York City, New York,  1962. 114 pp.
 
  Hold April  
  Hold April was Jesse Stuart’s his fifth published book of poetry. The year previous to the publication of this small volume of poems, Stuart was awarded a $5000 prize from the American Academy of Poets, representing up to that date the largest such grant given to a poet by the organization. One reviewer called Hold April “a beautiful book, a rare book, with its own golden place in our too-often shadowy literature” (Richardson, Jesse, p. 421).

 

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