Michael Hofmann

Standard Name: Hofmann, Michael


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Literary responses Elizabeth Bishop
Sylvia Plath , who began with negative comments about EB , later developed admiration for her fine originality, always surprising, never rigid, flowing, juicier than Marianne Moore who is her godmother.
Rees-Jones, Deryn. “Writing ELIZABETH”. Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery, edited by Linda Anderson and Jo Shapcott, Bloodaxe Books, pp. 42-62.
Fleur Adcock notes...
Publishing Elizabeth Bishop
Since the early 1980s, writes Michael Hofmann , the posthumous publishing of Bishop has gone steroid: a book of her watercolours, a book of uncollected poems and fragments, many different compilations of letters, a Library of America
Reception Ali Smith
Jackie Kay included Girl Meets Boy in her list of favourite books from 2007. In comparing Smith's version of Iphis and Ianthe with Fleur Adcock 's contribution to Hofmann and Lasdun 's After Ovid: New...
Textual Production Fleur Adcock
She appeared with six other poets in Portfolio no. 3 from London's Steam Press in 1979 (an actual portfolio of separate leaves, published in fifty signed and numbered copies, in a black cover with illustrations...
Textual Production Elizabeth Bishop
EB began writing poetry at the age of eight, mixing her own contributions with poems she learned by heart. The first money she earned by writing came at age twelve: a five-dollar gold piece for...


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Hofmann, Michael. “Mostly Middle”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 17, pp. 14-16.