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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop is one of my favorite poets. She actually didn’t write all that many poems during her life (compared to other poets who lived as long as she did). She was meticulous, picking and choosing every word with the … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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The Books: The Redress of Poetry: ‘Counting to a Hundred: On Elizabeth Bishop,’ by Seamus Heaney

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Seamus Heaney’s The Redress of Poetry. Elizabeth Bishop is … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry” – Elizabeth Bishop

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry I’ve moved on from the “Modern” volume, and am now in the “Contemporary” volume. Elizabeth Bishop is the first poet in the Contemporary Anthology. The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Volume 2: Contemporary Poetry, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop is one of my favorite poets – and she actually didn’t write all that many poems throughout her life – not compared to other poets who lived as long as she did (The Complete Poems: 1927-1979) – but … Continue reading

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“It took me an hour or so to get back into my own metre.”

Elizabeth Bishop wrote that to Robert Lowell, after reading one of his poems. An amazing symbiotic relationship – the two influencing one another, loving one another – while living separate lives. I am most interested in how the work affected … Continue reading

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I Heart …

New York Daily Photo for interesting posts like this one: a photo and a small post about Myers of Keswick. New York really is just a conglomeration of small neighborhoods. Follow his links – they’re all really fascinating. I am … Continue reading

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Seeing

“All her poems have written underneath: I have seen it.” — Randall Jarrell on Elizabeth Bishop.

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Bishop in the Early Morning

Elizabeth Bishop is one of my favorite poets. Here’s a little poem from her, to start off the day: One Art The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost … Continue reading

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