Corn, Alfred. “Getting the Colors Right.” Review of Resort, and Other Poems. The New York Times Book Review, March 11, 1984, p. 26. Corn, also a poet, notes how Hampl’s observations and awareness of the past help her craft poetry, remarking about the effectiveness of her stylistic techniques.
Hampl, Patricia. “A Conversation with Patricia Hampl.” Interview by Jocelyn Bartkevicius, David Hamilton, and Mary Hussmann. Iowa Review 23, no. 3 (Fall, 1993): 1-25. This detailed interview by University of Iowa associates examines Hampl’s religious views and explores literary elements of her poems and how her poetry influenced her memoirs.
_______. “Patricia Hampl.” http://www.patriciahampl .com. Hampl’s Web site offers a biography, a list of books, information on events, links to interviews, and performances of her work with musical accompaniment.
_______. “’We Were Such a Generation’—Memoir, Truthfulness, and History: An Interview with Patricia Hampl.” Interview by Shelle Barton, Sheyene Foster Heller, and Jennifer Henderson. River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 5, no. 2 (Spring, 2004): 129-142. Hampl talks about her development as a writer, appropriation of autobiographical topics, and presentation of memories. She comments about differences in creating poems and essays.
Harrison, Kathryn. “Hammered by Art.” Review of Blue Arabesque. The New York Times Book Review, October 29, 2006, p. 16. Discussion of Hampl’s memoir Blue Arabesque incorporates information about her first viewing of the painting “Woman Before an Aquarium” and how it affected her as a poet.
Murphy, Patrick D. “Somagrams in An/Other Tongue: Patricia Hampl’s ’Resort.’” In Literature, Nature, and Other: Ecofeminist Critiques. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. This revised version of an article first published in the journal Women’s Studies in 1991 provides a feminist interpretation of Hampl’s poetry and its imagery, particularly landscape.
Paton, Priscilla M. “Reviews: On Susan Allen Toth, Carol Bly, and Patricia Hampl.” Iowa Review 14, no. 3 (Fall, 1984): 191-199. Paton comments on Hampl’s A Romantic Education, discussing how she perceives culture, history, and truth and noting that her prose retains the lyrical qualities of her poetry.
Smit, David. “Bringing the Transcendent Down to Earth: The Rhetoric of Patricia Hampl’s Virgin Time.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 25 (1995): 123-133. Examines Hampl’s spiritual introspection at religious sites, reminiscent of her character’s experiences in “Resort,” which foreshadowed literary aspects of the memoir this scholar analyzes.