The last words of John Updike, poet
and Other Poems
By John Updike
Alfred A. Knopf. 112 pp. $25
Reviewed by Frank Fitzpatrick
On Dec. 13, 2008, just 45 days before his death, fearful that his recently diagnosed lung cancer had metastasized, John Updike bid a poetic farewell to the tiny Pennsylvania town that had nurtured him and provided a lifetime of literary substance.