Becoming a poet : Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell

by David Kalstone

Other authorsJames Merrill (Afterword), Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Hemenway (Editor)
Paper Book, 1989




New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c1989.


Becoming a Poet traces the evolution of Elizabeth Bishop's poetic career through her friendships with other poets, notably Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. Published in 1989 following critic David Kalstone's death, with the help of a number of his friends and colleagues, it was greeted with uniformly enthusiastic praise. Hailed at that time as "one of the most sensitive appreciations of Elizabeth Bishop's genius ever composed" and "a first-rate piece of criticism" and "a masterpiece of understanding about friendship and about poetry," it has been largely unavailable in recent years.

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LibraryThing member dilettante1890
A book my grandmother found for me at a library sale. Contains an amazing interview with Anne Sexton in her prime.



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