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EstreichGeorge: Probably my favorite Bishop poem. A while back (self-promotion, sorry), I wrote something about it for Tin House.

SeanSingerPoet: Writing poetry is an unnatural act. It takes great skill to make it seem natural. — Elizabeth Bishop

JackPrestonKing: My review of "Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop by Thomas J. Travisano"

BluSkyesAhead: Things, and so it would seem...people. "The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster." ~ Elizabeth Bishop

WmHenryMorris: good thing palgrave offers previews even if they are just a page or two b/c that's all it took to figure out that the $95 book on elizabeth bishop that sounded perfect was, in fact, exactly not what i needed/wanted

PoetNotRockStar: “Why shouldn’t we, so generally addicted to the gigantic, at last have some small works of art, some short poems, short pieces of music […], some intimate, low-voiced, and delicate things in our mostly huge and roaring, glaring world?” — Elizabeth Bishop

siIverskyy: there’s this one guy who translated a lot of shakespeare and apparently also elizabeth bishop to polish and i’d literally pay a lot of money just to have a chance to yell at him for some of his works

Salem_Oracle: April 19, 1692: Examinations are held in Salem for Giles Corey, Mary Warren, Bridget Bishop, and Abigail Hobbs. Giles is the first one up. All the afflicted girls, except Elizabeth Hubbard who suffers a seizure, verify that Giles hurt them and tried to make them sign the book.

SalemWitchHunt: "Has this woman hurt you? (speaking to the afflicted) Elizabeth Hubbard, Ann Putnam, Abigail Williams, and Mercy Lewis affirmed she had hurt them. " - April 19, 1692 examination of Bridget Bishop, as recorded by Samuel Parris

dcpl: The answer is Elizabeth Bishop. Learn more about her in our Literature Resource Center (and read "One Art"):

youngomens: Katherine Elizabeth Bishop

lilly_Michael: “The art of losing isn’t hard to master.” Elizabeth Bishop

AlemanLamothe: all my life i have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper just running down the edges of different countries and continents, looking for something. -Elizabeth Bishop

kate_elizabeth: Bishop Alan led my confirmation service. When he later came out in favour of more inclusive marriage laws I cried, because I didn't realise before then that there was anyone in the CofE locally who believed in my right to exist fully in myself.

fox32news: One robbery happened on the afternoon of April 14 on South Bishop Street. The other happened the next day around noon on South Elizabeth Street.​

SalemWitchHunt: Apr 18, 1692, Hathorne & Corwin issued a warrant to arrest Giles Cory, Mary Warren, Abigail Hobbs, & Bridget Bishop. and to summons witnesses Margaret Knight, Lydia Nichols, Elizabeth Nichols, Elizabeth Hubbard, Jonathan Putnam, Hepzibah Rea, & John Howe

sara_spike: After a visit to Portapique in the 1940s, Elizabeth Bishop began writing "At the Fishhouses," a poem which beautifully captures the deep relationship between land and sea in our dear province of Nova Scotia. Today we are in mourning xoxo

getomeow: i feel like the only person on this planet who actually enjoyed elizabeth bishop

ohdangnabbott: Elizabeth Bishop. Did my LC in 2017, she had come up the year before so wasn't predicted but I loved her stuff so I studied it in depth. Ended up getting a 96/100 for the gamble ☺

faustroll: And where did I find this Bishop poem cited? In "Elizabeth Stassinos, The Art of Losing One's Own Culture Isn't Hard to Master, It's Obviation: Roy Wagner, Gregory Bateson, and the Art of Science Writ Large". And quite an essay it is.

agofaquaria: elizabeth bishop x

faustroll: “One has to commit a painting,” said Degas, “the way one commits a crime.” — Elizabeth Bishop; Objects and Apparitions, for Joseph Cornell

faustroll: Minimal, incoherent fragments: the opposite of History, creator of ruins, out of your ruins you have made creations. — Elizabeth Bishop; Objects and Apparitions, for Joseph Cornell

Bounce_OTH: Caleb Furst becomes the sixth player from Fort Wayne/Allen County to win Indiana Mr. Basketball. 1958 - Mike McCoy, South 1967 - Willie Long, South 1980 - Jim Master, Harding 2010 - Deshaun Thomas, Bishop Luers 2015 - Caleb Swanigan, Homestead 2021 - Caleb Furst, BC

Aynoor_: I’m celebrating the new voice note feature by reciting one of my favorite poems by Elizabeth Bishop titled ‘One Art.’

frjohnmisty: elizabeth bishop !!!

slowbeour: Elizabeth Bishop for the winnnnnn!!!! I also got to write an essay on some of her poetry last year in college and I loved her so much more the second time around

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quirkiltons: My girl Elizabeth Bishop ❤️

Sebaboyd: I've got this on my shelves, it's a history of Elizabethan seamen, presumably from when Creighton -- who was a historian and Bishop of London -- was writing his book on the Elizabeth Age. Question is: many of the pages are uncut. If I cut them to read it, is that vandalism?

paletruman: my bitch elizabeth bishop

AngeliquefromVA: You need to be able to have full-out conversations with me about why I believe in June Jordan more than Elizabeth Bishop but, you know, both.

fox32news: One robbery happened on the afternoon of April 14 on South Bishop Street. The other happened the next day around noon on South Elizabeth Street.​

EdLlewellynFCDO: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and the then Princess Elizabeth leaving the Residence in Paris on foot in 1948 to go to St Michael’s Church across the road. It was their first overseas visit after their marriage and the first time Princess Elizabeth, then 22, had left British soil

todd_allen: Ross A. Alameddine Christopher James Bishop Brian R. Bluhm Ryan Christopher Clark Austin Michelle Cloyd Jocelyne Couture-Nowak Kevin P. Granata Matthew Gregory Gwaltney Caitlin Millar Hammaren Jeremy Michael Herbstritt Rachael Elizabeth Hill Emily Jane Hilscher 2/

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and_chaney: we spy with Elizabeth Bishop's collaged eye...

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RichieHof: “It is one of the few poems my Canadian relatives have liked.” —Elizabeth Bishop on “The Moose,” to David W. McCullough in 1977

JoeOJazzMoon: Authors in Art: Elizabeth Bishop Illustration by Sophie Herxheimer

PlathandCo: In honour of today's attempts at pithy critical writing here is Elizabeth Bishop holding a cat. "The page of reports of my useless, unclean and bad-tempered pet delighted my heart."

yanzhou77: Chinese architectural decoration influence in Brazil, as mentioned by Elizabeth Bishop, found evidence :)

drakemotel: We're doing this new thing where every week we bring a piece from the Review's archives out from behind the paywall, and this week it's this delightful Brazilian poem that Elizabeth Bishop (!) translated in 1969

raquel_porra: Elizabeth Bishop

CStGilesPC: A Service of Remembrance for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will take place online on Fri 16 April at 10am. Led by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Countess Elizabeth Howe and the Right Reverend Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham.

Paul_Lisicky: “Casting back I realize that it’s through reading Elizabeth Bishop that I learnt to pay attention to these ‘intimate, low voiced and delicate things.’”

the_point_mag: In her poem “The Imaginary Iceberg,” Elizabeth Bishop cautions against surrendering the necessary work of perception and comprehension for the seduction of revelation, no matter how enticing that may be.

gabridli: "Seascape" -- Elizabeth Bishop

EyalPress: A wonderful essay by John Palattella, weaving together Elizabeth Bishop, Sebald and the writer Robert Macfarlane’s Underland.

yuppoems: Nick Laird’s reading of Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Moose” is one of my favourite things

julia_cottrelle: "—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident the art of losing’s not too hard to master though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster." -Elizabeth Bishop

MushamukaD: The inventor of the Jello jiggler has some thoughts on Elizabeth Bishop as a prestige barometer, how rap stars are the New Formalists, how Lukács theory of institutional formalization explains the parlous state of contemporary poetry, and why you should stop tweeting.

SimonGuy64: "When the moon burns white and the river makes that sound like a primus pumped up high— that fast, high whispering like a hundred people at once— I'll be there below, as the turtle rattle hisses and the coral gives the sign..." The Riverman, Elizabeth Bishop

horrorflicktab: Painting is “Dame Autumn Has a Mournful Face” by John Atkinson Grimshaw. Quotes by Elizabeth Coatsworth and Jim Bishop.

ArianeBeeston: Elizabeth Bishop, Letters

donohue_miss: Elizabeth Bishop reminds us to cherish the things that matter to us. At times it is far easier to lose things than to hold on to the things we love.

the_point_mag: “Be wary of ways of thinking that hinge on a catastrophic break between the present and the past, I heard the poem saying.” John Palattella on reading and rereading Elizabeth Bishop over the course of the pandemic:

susanrichpoet: The perks of poetry and Elizabeth Bishop strikes again.

biblioklept: “Seascape” — Elizabeth Bishop

IamAmiraTaher: One Art - by Elizabeth Bishop

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IamAmiraTaher: "The art of losing isn’t hard to master so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent The art of losing isn’t hard to master.." ~ ELIZABETH BISHOP

shermyen: The song I co-wrote that started because I was getting ready to teach Elizabeth Bishop’s “In the Waiting Room” might be my favorite creative thing I’ve been a part of in a while.

the_point_mag: “No matter the allure or elegance of its rhetoric, apocalyptic thinking is a poor way of understanding change.” New online, John Palattella on looking for alternatives to doomsaying during a year of upheaval, from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Macfarlane:

ojalart: Elizabeth Bishop’s Art of Poetry interview is free this week. Find out what else we’ve unlocked:

PaisleyRekdal: This interview with Elizabeth Bishop is a real let-down, even as it does reveal a lot about her personality. The questions are incredibly vapid, considering it's ELIZABETH BISHOP that's she's talking to.

FondduLacBish8: “The death we die in baptism is the only death that matters.” – Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

mental_floss: Poems have helped to create some of the most poignant scenes in movies—think of W.H. Auden’s "Funeral Blues" in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' or Elizabeth Bishop’s "One Art" in 'In Her Shoes.' Movies, in turn, have inspired some spectacular poems.

biblioklept: Elizabeth Bishop’s house in Key West.

parisreview: This week, we’ve lowered the paywall on Elizabeth Bishop’s Art of Poetry interview, Ishmael Reed’s poem “The Diabetic Dreams of Cake,” and Pablo Neruda’s poem “Emerging.”

sukokokoro: favorite poem? — i really like one art by elizabeth bishop :) its in one of my fave books

pattcarolines: Can anyone lend me extensive books of pomes. Finished maya angelou's still I rise, getting through Adrienne rich, elizabeth Bishop is on the way, and I never want this buzz to end. Also tipping away with virginia wolf night and day (hope rodney and katherine link up)

TomSnarsky: there’s that great Elizabeth Bishop quote where she says, “If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so I’m sure it’s a good one—and the same goes for paintings.” could you maybe share poems/paintings/&c that have given you that feeling?

JonathanSEllis: Why don't Modernists make more of Elizabeth Bishop's 1933 essay, "Time's Andromedas"? It focuses on Dorothy Richardson & Gertrude Stein; it also contains references to Joyce, Proust & Woolf. Bishop drafted it when she was an undergrad at Vassar College. Aged 22.

queerlitbot: The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Elizabeth Bishop, One Art

parisreview: Elizabeth Bishop’s Art of Poetry interview is free this week. Find out what else we’ve unlocked:

TvTumaini: We would like to invite you to our online Sunday service tomorrow. Join us as we worship, praise and listen to the word of God from Bishop Dr. Charles Marita and Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Marita. Be blessed.

kazskruge: like how am i supposed to narrow it down from Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa, Nikolai Lantsov, Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Sarah Walker, Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop, Serkan Bolat, Eda Yildiz, Chuck Bartowski, Arthur Pendragon, Merlin, Will Turner, Aragorn, Elizabeth Swann, etc.???

FourWayBooks: Read the rest of "Elizabeth Bishop and the Grateful Dead" from Between Lakes here:

cliftondiocese: On behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton, I would like to express our condolences and promise of prayer for her majesty Queen Elizabeth II and all members of the royal family at the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Bishop Declan Lang

dcar38111083: There is a magic made by melody: A spell of rest, and quiet breath, and cool Heart, that sinks through fading colors deep To the subaqueous stillness of the sea, And floats forever in a moon-green pool, Held in the arms of rhythm and of sleep. Elizabeth Bishop

RevDaniel: “When the Bishop was asked what he thought of sin, he replied simply “I’m against it”. "If I am asked what I think about family life after 25 years of marriage, I can answer with equal simplicity and conviction, I am for it." - Queen Elizabeth II on her 25 wedding anniversary

channelstv: JUST IN: Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband Prince Philip Has Died

scottburau: Merrill wrote a poem for Bishop called "The Victor Dog" that I absolutely love. Go listen to him read it at the 1993 Key West Literary Seminar. He starts it around 5:15, but listen to the entirety of his time on stage while you're there:

marygracem18: Teaching this poem & there’s so much to say! So much to see & hear in this poem. ❤️ The Moose by Elizabeth Bishop | Poetry Foundation

Blk_p101: I found this pic of Elizabeth bishop at samambaia , Brazil back when I was obsessed with her .

LenaOzge: "If after I read a poem, the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so, I’m sure it’s a good one." Elizabeth Bishop

jenlmichaels: The thread you needed today. For me, it is Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art.” Some people find this poem sad. I read it more optimistically: a tribute to the tenacity of love and memory, a meditation on the challenge of embracing change.

LichenCamp: He stood up in the water and regarded me steadily, moving his head a little. Then he would disappear, then suddenly emerge almost in the same spot, with a sort of shrug as if it were against his better judgment. Elizabeth Bishop, from At The Fishhouses

RyanAllenb: FYI this good Elizabeth Bishop interview from 1981 is unpaywalled for the week

DeepLynn: A tree nestled between a garage, a Temple, a building on State Street, and my building. “Somebody loves us all.” Filling Station, Elizabeth Bishop

mjmimages: So, I had never heard Elizabeth Bishop’s voice until tonight & she sounds uncannily like my father’s mother, one of my amazing grandmothers, & an amazing crack has appeared in my perception on this day 8 April 2021.

skydog811: Crusoe in England by Elizabeth Bishop | Poetry Foundation

nafeesaaaaa: "none of these will bring disaster" elizabeth bishop

SiriSmedvig: Elizabeth Bishop’s “I am in need of Music” / I am in need of music that would flow Over my fretful, feeling fingertips, Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips...

TvTumaini: The Lord is our strength and shield. Even in times like this, we should continue to put our trust in Him. Subscribe to our social media platforms for praise, worship and encouraging messages from Bishop Dr. Charles Marita and Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Marita.

Moonlight1012: "Why is it then, when there's nothing to fear, and we have surely outgrown the bogies of our younger days, that so many of us seem to dread being alone?" - Elizabeth Bishop

Alliewhowrites: It’s not that there is anything so awful about what I have to do today, it’s just it’s not coffee with Elizabeth Bishop on a sunny balcony. And this evening won’t be a bottle of whisky with her either. Ho hum.

ojalart: “I’ve only been to a few poetry readings I could bear.” —Elizabeth Bishop

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