The Citizen Poets of Boston is an overflowing cornucopia-a ‘wonder-horn,’ to borrow Nathaniel Hawthorne’s phrase-of verse that brings a bustling world of yesterday back to rhyming, rhythmic life. Energetically compiled by a team of students and skillfully edited by their professor, Paul Lewis, with illuminating thematic essays and comprehensive notes on sources, this book is also a valuable teaching tool and guide for scholars of the early republic.