Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979

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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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creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Typed and autograph letters signed : to José Rodríguez Feo, 1944-1965. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Correspondence, 1950-1962. North Central College, Oesterle Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Letter 23 Apr 1956 Caixa Postal 279, Petropolis, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, to John Edwards. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Brown, Ashley, 1923-. Ashley Brown collection, 1955-1997. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Rose, Phyllis, 1942-. Phyllis Rose collection, 1977 - 1984. Wesleyan University, Olin Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Mann, Charles Edward. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1993. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Ezra Pound collection of papers, [1898]-1986 bulk (1914-1959). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Papers, 1845-1988 (bulk 1970-1977). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Fitzgerald, Sally. Sally Fitzgerald papers, circa 1930-2000. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Elizabeth Bishop letters to Frank Bidart, 1971-1978. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. General correspondence, 1901-1972. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. Anne Sexton Papers, 1912-1996, (bulk 1953-1974). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964. Papers, 1920-1966. Indiana University
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Papers, ca. 1935-1987, bulk (1961-1987). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994. Typed letter signed Cleanth Brooks to: Mrs. Curran September 12, 1948. Wellesley College
creatorOf Carter, Elliott, 1908-. A mirror on which to dwell : for soprano and chamber orchestra, 9 players / [music by] Elliott Carter ; poems of Elizabeth Bishop. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Papers, 1952-2004 (inclusive), 1970-2004 (bulk). Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Bromberg, Rachel. Rachel Bromberg Papers, 1944-1981. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Elizabeth Hardwick Papers TXRC93-A46., 1934-1991 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Stanford, Donald E., 1913-. Donald Stanford oral history interview, 1992. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Elizabeth Bishop collection, 1965-1979. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Rorem, Ned, 1923-. Conversation / [words by] Eliz. Bishop ; [music by] Ned Rorem. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). Poems, 1896-1967. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Winslow, Ann, 1894-. Papers, 1930-1966. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Newman, Anne R. (Anne Royall), 1925-1982. Papers, 1976-1979 1979 / Anne R. Newman. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
referencedIn Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990, 1933-1978 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Typed postcard signed : [Sãu Paulo, Brazil], to Honig, [Edwin], 1972 June 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. Papers, 1930-1990 (inclusive), 1930-1970 (bulk). Amherst College
referencedIn Wilson, Theodore Carl, 1912-1950. T. C. Wilson Papers (1928-1947). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Manuscripts removed from books from the library of Elizabeth Bishop : manuscript, [variously dated, not after 1979] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Pinsky, Robert. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1976-1996. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Wagoner, David. Papers, 1943-1965. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Papers regarding Faulkner's work as Chairman of the Writers Committee of President Eisenhower's People-to People Program [manuscript], 1956-1969. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Tureck, Rosalyn. Rosalyn Tureck collection, [192-]-1976. Boston University, School of Medical
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Elizabeth Bishop papers, 1911-1993 (bulk 1929-1979). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Humphries, Rolfe. Papers: 1860-1970 (inclusive), 1920-1970 (bulk). Amherst College
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Correspondence, 1906-1963. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Smith, William Jay, 1918-. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Unterecker, John, 1922-1989. Papers, 1961-1987. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Winslow, Marcella Comès. Marcella Comès (Winslow) papers, 1915-1982 [and undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Anne Sexton Papers 122492286., 1912-1996, (bulk 1953-1974) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976, 1931-1976 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Poetry notebook, [ca.1964-1965]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Blackburn, Roma Stewart Goodwin. Roma Stewart Goodwin Blackburn papers, 1942-1985. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1984-1985. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Robert Fitzgerald papers, 1892-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Rose, W. K. William Kent Rose papers, [ca. 1940]-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Collection: 1936-1961. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Valentine, Jean. Papers, 1952-2004 (inclusive), 1970-2004 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Ezra Pound collection of papers, 1898-1986, 1914-1959 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Rachel Bromberg papers, 1944-1981 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Cho, Minsoo. Anaphora / by Minsoo Cho. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994. Autograph letter signed Cleanth Brooks to: Mrs. Curran October 2, 1948. Wellesley College
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Robert Lowell collection of papers, 1943-1977. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Correspondence, 1963-1970 (inclusive), 1963-1965 (bulk). Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Elizabeth Bishop letters to Wes, 1967-1969. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Gibbons, Reginald. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1977-1997. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry, 1975-1981 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. TLS, Petropolis, Estado do Rio de Janeiro to John Edwards, 1956 Apr. 23. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Howard Griffin collection of papers, 1942-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Goldensohn, Lorrie. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1977-1988. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Letters to Frank Bidart, 1971-1978. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell Papers TXRC94-A10., ca. 1845-1988, (bulk 1970-1977) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. Marianne Moore papers, 1924-1965. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Correspondence, 12 Jul 1974 - 21 Dec 1975. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Elizabeth Bishop letters to Maryette Charlton and other papers, 1967-1981. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Elizabeth Bishop papers, 1965-1979. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Works, correspondence, and photographs, 1954-1977. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Robert Lowell collection of papers, 1943-1977 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Catherine Viviano Gallery. Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. Letters, 1924-1965. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Correspondence, 1974-1975. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Randall Jarrell collection of papers, 1914-1969, 1927-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Rich, Adrienne Cecile. Papers, 1927-1999 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Smith, William Jay, 1918-. Papers, 1924-1984. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Meredith, William, 1919-2007. William Meredith papers, 1947-1979. Library of Congress
referencedIn Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994. Typed letter signed Cleanth Brooks to: Mrs. Curran November 11, 1948. Wellesley College
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Letters to Maryette Charlton and other papers, 1967-1981. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wellman, Samuel. Lullaby : op. 10, no. 1 / music, Samuel Wellman ; words, Elizabeth Bishop. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Colt Press. Colt Press records, ca. 1941-1942. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985. Robert Fitzgerald papers, 1892-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Louise Crane and Victoria Kent papers, 1809-1998 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn T. C. Wilson Papers, (1928-1947) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Owen, Maureen, 1943-. Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry, 1975-1981. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Women authors collection, Bi-Bo, 1807-1969. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Wilbur, Richard, 1921-. Papers, 1945-1970. Amherst College
creatorOf Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Papers, 1925-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Stanford, Donald E. (Donald Elwin), 1913-1998. Donald E. Stanford papers, 1933-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Eberhart, Richard, 1904-2005. Papers, 1962-1974. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Rose, W. K. William Kent Rose papers, [ca. 1940]-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John Eugene Unterecker Papers, 1961-1987 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Brazil
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Subject
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
Occupation
Motion picture producers and directors
Women poets
Poets
Women teachers
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Birth 1911-02-08

Death 1979-10-06

Americans

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