Making Certain It Goes On (Paperback)

The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo

By Richard Hugo, William Kittredge (Introduction by)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393307849, 496pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 1991

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The definitive collection of a major American poet’s work.

Richard Hugo was, in James Wright’s words, “a great poet, true to our difficult life.” Making Certain It Goes On brings together, as Hugo wished, the poems published in book form during his lifetime, together with the new poems he wrote in his last years.

About the Author

Richard Hugo was for many years the director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana, Missoula Campus. He received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize and was twice nominated for the National Book Award.