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book.jpgEdgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box: uncollected poems, drafts, and fragments by Elizabeth Bishop, edited and annotated by Alice Quinn (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Alice Quinn, the poetry editor of the New Yorker, assembled this volume of drafts and fragments from Elizabeth Bishop's notebooks and archives. The result is an extraordinary free association about Bishop: her childhood, her sexuality, her influences. We continue the process of free association with this conversation, which includes a rare recording of Bishop herself.

Read an excerpt from the book.