Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1911-02-08
Death 1979-10-06
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Poet Elizabeth Bishop was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and had an often difficult childhood in Canada and New England. She wrote poetry in her youth, and developed as a writer at Vassar, where her friends included Mary McCarthy and Marianne Moore. In 1946 she published a book of poetry titled North and South, and travelled to Brazil, where she remained for fifteen years. Her 1956 book of poetry, A Cold Spring, won the Pulitzer Prize; her verse was noted for precision and balance. She also published translations and prose, and painted. She later taught at Harvard, and in 1976 became the first woman (and the first American) to win the Books Abroad/Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Although she published only 101 poems during her lifetime, her reputation has consistently grown since her death and she is considered one of the best American poets of the 20th century.

From the description of Elizabeth Bishop letters to Wes, 1967-1969. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70669980

American poet, author, and translator.

From the description of Works, correspondence, and photographs, 1954-1977. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590215

Bishop was a poet and educator who served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress, 1949-1950, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1955 and the National Book Award in 1967. As a Vassar student, she founded a literary magazine with fellow students Mary McCarthy, Eleanor Clark, and Muriel Rukeyser.

From the description of Papers, 1925-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155518691

From the description of Elizabeth Bishop papers, 1911-1993 (bulk 1929-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51617383

Bishop was an American poet and taught at Harvard University (1974-1978). She won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1956.

From the description of Letters to Maryette Charlton and other papers, 1967-1981. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122520516

From the guide to the Elizabeth Bishop letters to Maryette Charlton and other papers, 1967-1981., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Elizabeth Bishop, a poet, was born on February 8, 1911 in Worcester, Mass. She graduated from Vassar in 1934. She won the Pulitzer Prize for A COLD SPRING (1955) and the National Book Award for GEOGRAPHY III (1976).

From the description of Elizabeth Bishop papers, 1965-1979. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 61668998

Bishop was an American poet.

From the description of Correspondence, 1963-1970 (inclusive), 1963-1965 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122450681

Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and translator of Brazilian poetry. Bidart is an American poet.

From the description of Letters to Frank Bidart, 1971-1978. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84274074

From the guide to the Elizabeth Bishop letters to Frank Bidart, 1971-1978., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Elizabeth Bishop, a poet, was born on February 8, 1911, in Worcester, Mass. She graduated from Vassar in 1934. She won the Pulitzer Prize for A COLD SPRING (1955) and the National Book Award for GEOGRAPHY III (1976).

From the description of Elizabeth Bishop collection, 1965-1979. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 62317259

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  • Literature--Authors
  • Women--Diaries
  • Literature--Study and teaching
  • Poets
  • Cooking
  • American literature--20th century
  • Women poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • American poetry--20th century
  • Portuguese poetry--Translations into English

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  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Women poets
  • Poets
  • Women teachers

Places:

  • Brazil (as recorded)
  • Brazil (as recorded)