From Harriet: Daryl Hine, former editor of Poetry, passed away in his Evanston, Illinois home on August 20. Hine served as Poetry’s editor from 1969-1978, after a brief term as visiting editor while his predecessor, Henry Rago (editor 1955-1969), took time off from the magazine. Hine had previously published work in the magazine during the 1950s and 1960s, and continued to do so throughout his editorship.
It is the archaeological view That holds that [life] is short and [art] is long; Its partisans the erstwhile happy few Who know to whom the particles belong. Yet both the ancient tongues I thought I knew Proved in the mouth irrelevant or wrong: And in their place I have to offer you These comprimés of analgesic song.