Nancy K. Mackenzie
"Poetry in Our Time" is more chronology than criticism—sometimes one paragraph per poet, sometimes pages. Miss Deutsch writes of the influence of the Imagists and the effect of war and science on poetry. The best critics' books are those in which the finest lines in them belong to the poets, and to say that this is true of hers is a compliment to Miss Deutsch.
Nancy K. Mackenzie, "End Papers: 'Poetry in Our Time'," in The New York Times (© 1966 by The New York Times Company; reprinted by permission), July 9, 1966, p. 25.∗