Often described as a “poet’s poet,” Elizabeth Bishop wrote slowly, often spending years on a [...]single poem. She produced only five volumes of verse, totaling little more than 100 poems over the course of her life. But her work—sensual and often rooted in geography (she spent much of her life abroad, most notably Brazil)—earned her nearly every honor imaginable, including a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a Book Critics Circle Award. At a centenary tribute 17 poets, critics, and editors reminisce and read some of Bishop’s best loved poems.
Hosted by the College of General Studies Division of Humanities on February 10, 2011