The flood of Bishop scholarship that began in the late 1980s, and which has continued unabated well into this decade, seems to have crested with the publication of several major works that make previously inaccessible Bishop materials readily available to the larger public. As Bethany Hicok notes herself, “Since 2006, the following new volumes of Bishop’s poetry and prose have been published: Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments, edited by Alice Quinn (2006); The Library of America’s Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters, edited by Robert Giroux and Lloyd Schwartz (2008); Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, edited by Thomas Travisano with Saskia Hamilton (2008); Poems and Prose (2011); and Elizabeth Bishop and “The New Yorker,” edited by Joelle Biele (2011)” (Hicok 147). Drawing upon these materials, previous Bishop scholarship, and her own extensive research and...

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