Praise for Love Unknown

“Reading [Love Unknown] is almost as enjoyable as reading one of Bishop’s strange and marvelous poems.” 

The Washington Post

Love Unknown points movingly to the many relationships that moored Bishop, keeping her together even as life—and her own self-destructive tendencies—threatened to split her apart.”

The Wall Street Journal

“A definitive biography–cum–literary study of Elizabeth Bishop… Travisano’s essential volume illuminates Bishop’s life and, most valuably, her work.”

Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Utterly captivating… illuminating, interwoven analysis of [Elizabeth Bishop’s] work.” 

Booklist (starred)

“A masterly biography.” 

Library Journal (starred)

“An authoritative and sensitive biography… A finely textured portrait of an acclaimed poet.”