—Patrick James Dunagan, Rain Taxi
[V]ivid details of lived experience are thrust throughout Schwartz’s writing. Readers are left reeling among elemental features of the world, physical and immediate yet drenched as well with historical and literary ambience.
—Mark Ford, Times Literary Supplement
For Schwartz poetry was ongoing and unstoppable, a process as compulsive and endless as the mariner’s telling of his tale.
—Adam Kirsch, Tablet
Once and for All serves as an ideal introduction for the curious reader.
—Jason Boog, The Los Angeles Review of Books
This new collection of Delmore Schwartz’s work reads like a literary “CV of Failures,” a powerful testament to a life shaken by the Great Depression. As we navigate the long road to national recovery, we can use his writing both as a mirror and as a compass.
—Matt Hanson, The Arts Fuse
Once and For All is the latest and most comprehensive collection of his work to date and the volume takes on a very valuable task: it attempts to give Schwartz’s provocative and multifaceted literary legacy its long-deserved due.
—Donna Seaman, Booklist
This richly illuminating collection should help secure Schwartz the renewed appreciation he deserves.
This is a consistently intriguing volume that devotees and neophytes will want on their shelf.
—Jonathan Galassi, The New York Review of Books
Delmore’s genius survives in the sound of his words, in his hypnotizing lines.