Elizabeth Bishop was not a great poet (?)

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“A ‘great’ poet…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.”

A.M. Juster critques Elizabeth Bishop and slams a new biography of her in The Claremont Review of Books (3/6/17):

My Breakfast with Elizabeth Bishop

 

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