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The Ghost of Meter
Date of Review: 
Tim Morris

The best acknowledgment one can make to The Ghost of Meter is to say that after reading it one literally cannot ever read a free­verse poem again without hearing the interplay of iambic, dactylic, and prosaic forces. I will certainly not unlearn the ways that Finch has taught me to hear poetry. I would bet that a whole generation of critics will learn from Finch how to hear the poems they read.