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Random musings on reading and books from a librarian in training.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Elizabeth Bishop

A few days ago, I posted a poem by Elizabeth Bishop. I hadn’t realized at the time that the Library of America is publishing Bishop’s poems and letters. This is the first time they’ve published a volume for a female poet.

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer had segment on the book and Bishop. Check out the video, which includes a reading of One Art. Bishop, who was born in Worcester, was not a prolific poet. In fact, she only published about 80 poems.

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