Comments on With Robert Lowell and His Circle

Here’s some of what people are saying about With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz and Others. (Quotes used with permission.) You can purchase the book through independent bookstores here.


Don Share, senior editor, Poetry Magazine.

“I devoured your book in one sitting last weekend; it’s extraordinarily evocative of the poet and his time, your time.  Thank you so much for writing it…”

Elizabeth Knoll, executive editor, Harvard University Press.

I have been absorbed in your book for the last couple of days and have found it wonderfully evocative, illuminating, and generous….

“Your portrait of Lowell (“and his circle”) is obviously the centerpiece of the book. He and everyone else walk out of the pages, talking…. What appeals to me almost as much as the portraits of the people, though,  is your descriptions of the places, especially Cambridge. In these days of expensive chic boutiques and expensive fashionable food, when one can’t get through Harvard Yard without dodging tour groups from China and Japan, those shabby literary days seem  a long time ago. So I am grateful to have such a vision from you of what it used to be like.

“In any case, thank you for the many years that you spent thinking about, interviewing for, and writing your book. It is a gem for the University Press of New England.”