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LRB · August Kleinzahler · All the girls said so: John Berryman

There is a sharp falling off in His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, which contains a further 308 songs. The Henry mask begins to erode and with it the capacity for play and burlesque that manages to keep the poems buoyant instead of sinking into the self-indulgence typical of most of the ‘confessional’ poetry from the era. The later Dream Songs are reduced to grim reportage from the front
The easy characterization which is, perhaps partly true. But this is overly dismissive.