Who is Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet and short-story writer. She was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. She is considered one of the finest poets of the 20th century.

Contents Early life Elizabeth Bishop, an only child, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, to William Thomas and Gertrude May (Bulmer) Bishop. After her father, a successful builder, died when she was eight mon...
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Elizabeth Bishop Poems

  • In The Waiting Room
    In Worcester, Massachusetts,
    I went with Aunt Consuelo
    to keep her dentist's appointment
    and sat and waited for her ...
  • Lullaby For The Cat
    Minnow, go to sleep and dream,
    Close your great big eyes;
    Round your bed Events prepare
    The pleasantest surprise. ...
  • Sonnet (1928)
    I am in need of music that would flow
    Over my fretful, feeling finger-tips,
    Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips,
    With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow. ...
  • O Breath
    Beneath that loved   and celebrated breast,
    silent, bored really   blindly veined,
    grieves, maybe   lives and lets
    live, passes   bets, ...
  • The Fish
    I caught a tremendous fish
    and held him beside the boat
    half out of water, with my hook
    fast in a corner of his mouth. ...
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  • Faceofmalawi1: the body of well-known musician chicco kalirani was on tuesday laid to rest at chiswe village in chigumula, blantyre. kalirani, who was a bishop of church of christ, died of high blood pressure at queen elizabeth central hospital in blantyre on sunday.
  • Faceofmalawi1: the body of well-known musician chicco kalirani was on tuesday laid to rest at chiswe village in chigumula, blantyre. kalirani, who was a bishop of church of christ, died of high blood pressure at queen elizabeth central hospital in blantyre on sunday.
  • Pbedore: "lost things" by mary swann (carol shields) reminds me of elizabeth bishop's amazing poem "one art."
  • Jonathansellis: remembering elizabeth bishop's "equinoctial tears"...and of course the little marvel stove.
  • Tomcook24: no, *you're* tracing each leg of elizabeth bishop's bus journey from nova scotia to massachusetts on google maps
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From 'Pauline'
 by Robert Browning

O God, where does this tend-these struggling aims?
What would I have? What is this -sleep-, which seems
To bound all? can there be a -waking- point
Of crowning life? The soul would never rule-
It would be first in all things-it would have
Its utmost pleasure filled,-but that complete
Commanding for commanding sickens it.
The last point I can trace is, rest beneath
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