Thursday, March 09, 2017

Consensus favorite …

… My Breakfast with Elizabeth Bishop. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

A “great” poet, however, offers a vision and body of work that provokes strong emotions and worthwhile reflection. Bishop is too self-absorbed to meet that standard. Moreover, with just a few memorable exceptions, her subject matter has such limited range that one can create a template for much of her poetry.

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