Tuesday, December 25, 2012

News at Eleven: Initially I was rather disconcerted by the fact

the book seemed more autobiographical than about those whom the title suggests its about. However, as the book progresses and we see how the lives of these amazing poets come to interweave with her own, I began to appreciate her decision to take this approach. Many of the figures in this book are known to us only through poems in anthologies or through dry academic biographies. Meeting them through [Kathleen] Spivack's memories not only lifts them out of the books and off the page, it turns them into people of flesh and blood.

from Blogcritics: Book Review: With Robert Lowell and His Circle by Kathleen Spivack


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