Herman Melville’s Literary Lives (on Melville and His Circle: The Last Years by William B. Dillingham; Melville: A Biography by Laurie Robertson-Lorant; and Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume 1, 1819-1851 by Hershel Parker)

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.