Great poets: "grammars to be absorbed"

The New York Times reviews a collection of unpublished material from the late poet Elizabeth Bishop entitled Edgar Allan Poe and The Juke-Box. David Orr, who reviews poetry from the Times Book Review, begins with "You are living in a world created by Elizabeth Bishop" and concludes with the gratifying sentiment that "Our greatest poets aren't monuments to be looked at but grammars to be absorbed..."


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