‘American Poetry’ appears in Louis Simpson’s award-winning collection At the End of the Open Road (1963). This piece is about the nature and range of poems produced throughout America.
‘Lines Written Near San Francisco’ is a poem about the poet’s realization about the city of San Francisco. This poem reveals the themes of loss of innocence and simplicity.
In this sharp poem ‘The Battle’, Louis Simpson depicts life on the front line of war with searing honesty and unsentimentally.