Poetry fans and voyeurs alike may want to check out Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, reviewed in The New Republic. Lowell was both prolific and bipolar, the scion of an old Boston family. Bishop came from money too, but her mother was institutionalized when she was young, and Bishop struggled with alcoholism as an adult. Lowell was in love with her, but Bishop was in love mostly with other women, and Lowell could never bring himself to propose. He later wrote, "asking you is the might have been for me, the one towering change, the other life that might have been had." [TNR]