Bink Noll is all but forgotten now, and his three books are out of print. But for those few who remember him or know his work, he remains the Vermeer of American poetry, with a delicacy of hand and eye that again and again presents us with domestic perceptions that have what Melville called ?the shock of recognition”. One of a notable group of American poets who graduated from Princeton University in the 1940s and early ’50s, Noll published three acclaimed collections in his lifetime. Here we have a selection from his first two volumes, while his third, The House, an extended meditation on the domestic individual, is rendered in its entirety. In a voice that is rich and accomplished, Noll offers us lessons in alertness that are, unlike most lessons, delightful. David R. Slavitt, poet and novelist, has distilled and presented the very best of Moore’s work from amongst the many published and unpublished poems available. This ?re-introduction’ will help establish Merrill Moore as an overlooked master of form and fluency in the modern American poem. Bink Noll: Selected Poems is part of the Memento series: a collection of under-appreciated poets published by Little Island Press. Other poets in the series include: Sadakichi Hartmann, Merrill Moore, Lola Ridge and William Plomer.