Brodsky, Joseph. Foreword to Tide and Continuities: Last and First Poems, 1995-1938, by Peter Viereck. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1995. Prominent Russian-born poet Brodsky contributed a rhymed foreword to Viereck’s book. This amusing but sincere tribute contains an edifying overview of Viereck’s life and personality as well as a shrewd analysis of his contribution to literature.
Fox, Margalit. “Peter Viereck, Poet and Conservative Theorist, Dies at Eighty-nine.” The New York Times, May 19, 2006, p. A26. This obituary discusses Viereck’s life and how he made conservatism an intellectual movement. In his poetry, Fox says Viereck “combined lyrical and pastoral preoccupations with a parodic wit” that produced complex poetry that met with mixed reviews. Notes that his serious verse was better received.
Hacht, Anne Marie, ed. Poetry for Students. Vol. 14. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Analyzes Viereck’s “Kilroy.” Contains the poem, summary, themes, style, historical context, critical overview, and criticism. Includes bibliography and index.
Hénault, Marie. Peter Viereck. New York: Twayne, 1969. A rare book-length study of Viereck’s work. It gives a relatively comprehensive account of Viereck’s poetry and prose to the date of publication, although some of the poetry is not...