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In this collection of conversations Bishop expresses her opinions about various types of poetry, describes her view of the geography of the imagination in the writing ...
In this collection of conversations Bishop expresses her opinions about various types of poetry, describes her view of the geography of the imagination in the writing process, defends her often criticized feminist views, and discusses her role as teacher and poet.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) won many prizes for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. She was graduated from Vassar, where she knew Mary McCarthy. She taught at Harvard, New York University, and the University of Washington and was a long-time resident in Brazil.
Elizabeth Bishop:From 10 minutes to 40 years. One of the few good qualitiesI think I have as a poet is patience. I have endless patience. Sometimes I feel I should be angry at myself for being willing to wait 20 years for a poem to get finished, but I don't think a good poet can afford to be in a rush.
|U.S. Poetry Chair Holder Tell How She Courts the Muse||3|
|Pulitzer Prize Poet Lives in Petropolis||8|
|No Jokes in Portuguese||12|
|Elizabeth Bishop: The Poetess, the Cashew, and Micucu||14|
|An Interview with Elizabeth Bishop||18|
|Poet Adds to List of Interesting Things||30|
|Now Playing: A Touch of the Poetess||33|
|Elizabeth Bishop: Conversations and Class Notes||38|
|Ouro Preto: Springtime at the Winter Festival||47|
|Poetry as a Way of Life||50|
|Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Visits UW||54|
|Book and Author: Elizabeth Bishop||57|
|Reading Scares Poet Bishop||59|
|A Conversation with Elizabeth Bishop||62|
|A Poet Who Doesn't Wear Her Woes||69|
|David W. McCullough's Eye on Books||72|
|Poetry Born Out of Suffering||74|
|A Conversation with Elizabeth Bishop||82|
|Geography of the Imagination||98|
|Elizabeth Bishop, Observer of Poetry||105|
|Elizabeth Bishop Speaks about Her Poetry||107|
|Women Writers in America||111|
|The Art of Poetry, XXVII: Elizabeth Bishop||114|
|Elizabeth Bishop's Library: A Reminiscence||133|
|Studying with Miss Bishop||139|