Limetree reads Skunk Hour line for line. Having never read Lowell, I should admit I feel a bit unqualified to discuss in-depth the dispute currently raging between Ron, Brian, Kent and the others. I was always warned away from Lowell. Still, I'm following the debate like mad.
Funny, but in college at UC Santa Cruz the first book of poetry I was asked to read on a course syllabus was In the American Tree.