I'll have to check this out. I saw Updike read in my hometown once, and I was deeply moved by the experience. Some of his work was only so-so, but the best of it was spectacular, and he could write the heck out of a sentence. He'll be missed.
I think these poems are very good--I think through some of these poems, Updike was able to express the changing perspective a coming death brings. Some nice, creative turns of phrase, too.