Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Letter Writing Among PoetsFrom William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Ellis

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748681327

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 03 August 2021

Fire Balloons: The Letters of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop

Fire Balloons: The Letters of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop

Chapter:
(p.216) 14 Fire Balloons: The Letters of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop
Source:
Letter Writing Among Poets
Author(s):

Paul Muldoon

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0014

This chapter offers a close reading of Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Armadillo’ and Robert Lowell’s ‘Skunk Hour’ in the light of the recently published letters between the two poets, as well as Bishop’s correspondence with The New Yorker. It looks at letters as ‘the other life that [a poem] might have had’ and a poem as ‘the other life that [letters’ might have had’, concluding that the relationship between Lowell and Bishop was often less benign than we’ve led ourselves to believe.

Keywords:   Elizabeth Bishop, intertextuality, letters, Robert Lowell, mimicry, Marianne Moore, The New Yorker, twentieth-century poetry

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.