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E–pub/Kindle [Edgar Allan Poe The Juke Box Uncollected Poems Drafts and Fragments] å Elizabeth Bishop

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Her uncollected works Some drafts are better than others These are raw she s covering subjects that she didn t feel comfortable displaying To The Public Namingly Her the public namingly her with Lota Good insight into her process As a lover of Bishop I was conflicted about the publication of this collection On the one hand I was eager to turn its pages on The Other Hand I Wished I Could Keep It From other hand I wished I could eep it from into the wrong hands I wonder if others feel as protective of the poets they love I suppose it s a bit silly As Bonnie Costello put so well the last time I heard her speak reading recent Bishop scholarship often feels like rummaging through the poets closet The same could be said for this compilation The poems are not in many cases good It seems almost a betrayal to publish them And yetI own a copy I would urge anyone interested in Bishop s work to read her other poems Her prose too is delightful If you re looking for great poetry this isn t necessarily the place If you re looking to understand the PROCESS of great poetry from the mind of the poet there may be no better I really enjoyed the actual archival pages complete with stickers from childhood and the developing mind of a poet across a span of 40 years Truly enjoyable I heard about this book awhile before it came out via a Fresh Air interview with an old friend of Bishop s He was talking about how important he felt the posthumous publication of her papers was to the poetry community despite her fervent wishes to the contrary prior to her death in 1979 When Bishop s partner and literary executor passed away a few years ago it was decided by her close friends and confidantes that it was time to take her journals and draft books out of storage Then began the long process of deciphering Bishop s handwriting in the foreword the editor describes her script as challenging which is very generous and reconstructing draft with arrows into margins and suggested alterations all over the page into a cohesive little zygote of This is all done masterfully and the concise descriptors for which Bishop is so well loved are not lost here and the reader is still allowed a window into her process and the evolution of her worksBishop often spent years revising a piece before it ever saw a publisher and was meticulous in her. From the mid 1930s to 1978 Elizabeth Bishop published some ninety poems and thirty translations Yet her notebooks reveal that she embarked upon many compositions some existing in only fragmentary form and some embodied in extensive drafts Edgar Allan Poe The Juke Box presents alongside facsimiles of many notebook pages from which th. Edgar Allan Poe The Juke Box Uncollected Poems Drafts and FragmentsNy other artform it seems by all those many ever shrinking versions A fascinating collection of false starts stops stutter steps and ruminations from one of my favorite poets For the fan although it s a bonus and an education for all to be able to read the multiple drafts of the classic poem One Art I used this as a companion book when I studied Elizabeth Bishop Alice uinn provides footnotes for each unpublished poem draft and fragment she found It most likely Bishop did not want to publish any of these so this book provoked much controversy when it was in process and at publication But Alice uinn did fabulous work putting each piece into Elizabeth s history I did not complete READING ALL THE FOOTNOTES BUT ENOUGH all the footnotes but enough appreciate the years of work this book took National Poetry Month NPM has become such an institution that Parnassian Top 10 lists now appear each April This month was dubbed the coolest when NPM celebrated its inauguration in 1996 with sponsoring institution the Academy of American Poets handing out thousands of copies of TS Eliot s THE WASTE LAND at post offices and libraries across #The Country In Its #country In its Eliot s poem attracted much controversy but generating the most argument this year was EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE JUKEBOX a collection of Elizabeth Bishop s early unpublished work drafts and not uite finished poems edited by Alice uinn One reviewer suggested that poets begin burning their early and unfinished work lest the fate that has befallen Bishop befall them NO I shout How else do young poets learn how to write without becoming hideously discouraged without seeing work in progress Isn t the facsimile edition of THE WASTE LAND itself half crossed out and heavily revised by Ezra Pound one of the most valuable documents of 20th century American literature To this I shout even loudly YES and Thank you Alice uinnoriginally published in the TENNESSEAN Clearly a labor of love for Alice uinn I found her copious endnotes far pleasurable than the fragments and abandoned poems Remind me to destroy my fragments folder before I dieMy favorite uotesTranslating poetry is like trying to put your feet into glovesthe situation of the poet the difficulty of combining the real with the decidedly un real the natural with the unnatural the curious effect a poem produc. Ving selection brings us into the poet's laboratory showing us the initial provocative images that moved Bishop to begin a poem illustrating terrain unexplored in the work published during her lifetime Editor Alice uinn has also mined the Bishop archives for rich tangential material that illuminates the poet's sources and intentions. Work In the appendices to the book it was decided to include the unpublished draft forms of Bishop s most famous piece One Art It s fascinating to see this piece winnow down from a page long blank verse work to a villanelle that is well nown to any English major Frankly there are some things in the original that I wish had stayed a emotionally developed picture of the subject in the last stanza of a sense of uncertainty about the art of losing and the speaker s relationship to her lost things One Art is nown for being one of her fastest poems from infancy to publication but given the number of completed drafts 11 her work on it must have been feverishI ve long loved Bishop and was so pleased to add this collection to my library Some of the pieces are certainly drafts that are best left that way but THESE ARE FAR OUTSHINED BY POEMS LIKE BREAKFAST SONG are far outshined by poems like Breakfast Song A and My Compass Still Points North I heartily recommend this book to any Bishop fans or inuisitors about the writing process in form poetry I read just half of this book to page 132 to be exact Then it was due back at the library and I decided to read poems that Ms Bishop had Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep knowingly published instead She was according to what I read and the film I watched very particular about which poems were ready for publication Much of what is in this book was published without hernowing and I felt guilty for getting to The Food Explorer The True Adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed the American Dinner Table know her work this way Better to start with a collection she assembled and approved of this book of fragments made me excited in my limitednowledge of bishop to read her finished polished intended stuff it was fascinating beautiful in many places and well worth reading i did find myself wondering about the intention of the author do we have a right to see this what difference does it make considering it appears in the wake of her intentionally published work ie the writing here stands obviously apart from the rest of her work as something wholly different private experimental and playful how is it different from publishing letters or diaries playful how is it different from publishing letters or diaries an author s deathmost amazing to me were the drafts of one art which was my typically first bishop experience years ago props to AP english proof that wicked good vilanelles don t spring fully formed from the head of whoever writing is like sculpting than Ey are drawn poems Bishop began soon after college reflecting her passion for Elizabethan verse and surrealist techniue; love poems and dream fragments from the 1940s; poems about her Canadian childhood; and many other works that heretofore have been uoted almost exclusively in biographical and critical studiesThis revelatory and mo.