A Cage of Spines

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Author May Swenson
Original title A Cage of Spines
Published Rinehart, 1958
Pages 96
Awards Nominated for the National Book Award for Poetry

A Cage of Spines is a compilation of poems by May Swenson.

Critical reception[edit]

Kirkus Reviews stated that, in A Cage of Spines, Swenson displayed "a colorful sense of metaphor and an original angle of vision", and that the poems in the book have "charm, insight, and (a) concrete perception (that is) acute".[1]


1. Nominated for the National Book Award for Poetry.

Other books by the author[edit]

  • The Complete Love Poems of May Swenson
  • Nature
  • May Out West
  • Dear Elizabeth
  • Made with Words
  • The Complete Poems to Solve
  • The Centaur
  • Collected Poems
  • Poems to Solve
  • New and Selected Things Taking Place
  • In Other Words: New Poems
  • More Poems to Solve
  • The Guess & Spell Coloring Book

External links[edit]

1. Amazon [2] 2. Goodreads [3]

  1. ^ "A Cage of Spines". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "A Cage of Spines". Amazon. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "A Cage of Spines". Good Reads. Retrieved 13 July 2014.