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Bishop, Elizabeth,

1911–79, American poet, b. Worcester, Mass., grad. Vassar, 1934. During the 1950s and 60s she lived in Brazil, eventually returning to her native New England, where she taught at Harvard (1970–77). Her first volume of poetry, North and South (1946), was reprinted with additions as North and South—A Cold Spring (1955; Pulitzer Prize). Her poetic vision is penetrating and detached; her style is subtle yet conversational. Without straining for novelty, she finds symbolic significance in objects and events quietly observed and scrupulously described. Among her other works are Geography III (1976), Complete Poems (1979), and The Collected Prose (1984); several travel books, notably Questions of Travel (1965) and Brazil (1967); and Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts and Fragments (2006). With Emanuel Brasil she edited An Anthology of Twentieth Century Brazilian Poetry (1972) and she also translated the works of several Brazilian poets.


See her Poems (2011) and Prose (2011); R. Giroux, ed., One Art: Letters (1994) and T. Travisano and S. Hamilton, ed., Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (2008); biographies by A. Stevenson (1966), B. C. Millier (1993), and G. Fountain and P. Brazeau (1994); C. L. Oliveira, Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares (2002); studies by R. D. Parker (1988), T. Travisano (1988), B. Costello (1991), L. Goldensohn (1992), C. Doreski (1993), S. McCabe (1994), M. M. Lombardi (1995), A. Colwell (1997), A. Stevenson (1998), X. Zhou (1999), P. Samuels (2010), and C. Toibin (2015).

Bishop, Elizabeth

(1911–79) poet, writer; born in Worcester, Mass. She graduated from Vassar College (B.A. 1934), traveled widely, was the Consultant in Poetry, Library of Congress (1949–50), spent many years in Brazil (1951–c. 1972), and taught at Harvard (1970–79). She is known for her meditative and personal poetry, as seen in the collection, North and South—A Cold Spring (1955).
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Throughout God and Elizabeth Bishop, Cheryl Walker writes extensively of the richness and complexity of the friendship between Bishop and Marianne Moore.
She seldom expressed opinions of other writers" Elizabeth Bishop tells us, "and the few I remember were, to say the least, ambiguous or ambivalent.
Bishop to Robert Lowell, 3 September 1974, Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, edited by Thomas Travisano with Saskia Hamilton (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009): 767.
Before Elizabeth Bishop died in 1979, Swenson's last letter had ended, "Please know that I love you--always will .
If what we're gleaning from Elizabeth Bishop is a certain refusal, then it's implicit in the way her books are presented to the world.
What's particularly interesting is that the week seems to be offering a large number of exceptional female voices, a happenstance which seems exceptionally fitting in the birthplace of Elizabeth Bishop.
UK) examines the published and unpublished writings of American poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979).
ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911-1979) RECEIVED THE NATIONAL BOOK Critics Circle Award in 1976, the National Book Award in 1970, and the Pulitzer Prize in 1956.
The last, Sole Survivor, is a retelling of the life of the poet Elizabeth Bishop, who, although she wandered further afield than the other two, was marked by her origins as well.
We are very proud to work for a company that is recognized as a 'Best Places to Work,'" remarked, Elizabeth Bishop, Senior Vice President and Branch Manager.
Presented by the WHM with American Classic Theatre, the evening will feature readings from three great Worcester-born writers - poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79), playwright S.
Auden reformulated modernist strategies to develop new ways for poetry to take social responsibility, a project that was continued by poets such as Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell and Adrienne Rich.

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