Robert Pack Introduction - Essay

Introduction

Pack, Robert 1929–

Pack is an American poet, critic, editor, journalist, and author of children's books. Themes of time and mortality are important throughout his work, and frequently are found clothed in imagery of the natural world and the family. Pack skillfully uses symbol and repetition to create poetry that is tightly controlled, intense, and often formal. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 1-4, rev. ed.)