Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose has been edited by Frank Kermode, the author of, among other writings on Stevens, a fine little book published here in Grove’s Evergreen Pilot series as Wallace Stevens (1961), and by Joan Richardson, the poet’s biographer.[1] The volume contains the six published poetry collections—Harmonium (1923), Ideas of Order (1936), The Man with the Blue Guitar (1937), Parts of a World (1942), Transport to Summer (1947), and The Auroras of Autumn (1950)—plus four groupings of poetry: fourteen poems added by Stevens to the 1931 edition of Harmonium; twenty-five poems Stevens collected in “The Rock,” the final section of The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (1954); twenty-nine poems written subsequent to The Collected Poems and here called “Last Poems”; and...


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