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

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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 a ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 29th 2001 by University of Michigan Press (first published November 3rd 1989)
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Jan 18, 2010 H added it
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"There is no 'split.' Dreams, works of art (some), glimpses of the always-more-successful surrealism of everyday life, unexpected moments of empathy (is it?), catch a peripheral vision of whatever it is one can never really see full-face but that seems enormously important. I can't believe we are wholly irrational--and I do admire Darwin! But reading Darwin, one admires the beautiful solid case being built up out of his endless heroic observations, almost unconscious or automatic--and then comes ...more
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Sep 23, 2008 Abbey rated it really liked it
I enjoy a well-turned phrase, regardless of where I hear it. I saw on a cash register: "We appreciate exact change." I thought, "We would all appreciate knowing exactly how things will change, but that's not usually the way it happens, is it?" Wisdom is where you find it. So it is with this book - distilled wisdom about becoming attuned.
Doralee Brooks
Mar 30, 2015 Doralee Brooks rated it it was amazing
The second half of the book focuses on Bishop's relationship with Lowell and the impact on their work, fascinating, and enlightening!
Charlotte
Nov 06, 2007 Charlotte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: poetry fans
A great critical look at these relationships, and a good companion to Bishop's letters.
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