Alegría’s book of poetry, Fugues, received a generally unfavorable review by the anonymous writer at Publishers Weekly, who reviewed the book for the October 18, 1993 publication. Among this writer’s criticisms was the length of many of the poems, which are described as “mere aphorisms.” This reviewer also stated that the poems in this book were “[s]parse on imagery.” The reviewer referred to these poems as “tidbits” that “ask little from readers, and give little back.” An additional complaint focuses on the poet’s use of classical figures from Greek...
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