This book represents Nathan’s final selection of poetry from 1950-1973.
“Old poets, true poets do not fade. Chronological age becomes an experience, a seasoning. The past is not more remote, but a larger territory remaining to be explored. The future is fated but the poet goes toward it, resolved to take a new sounding. That is the measure of Robert Nathan, in his 80th year. The evidence is in a handsome chapbook, EVENING SONG . Selected Poems 1950-1973.”
Los Angeles Times