knowing the poet

February 27, 2017

Elizabeth BishopHow much do we want to know about the poet? How will knowing more (or less) inform or influence our assumptions about the poems? Fans of Elizabeth Bishop now have the opportunity to delve into a trove of revelations in Megan Marshall’s new biography of the poet, Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). To learn more about the book, and about Bishop, read “Elizabeth Bishop’s Art of Losing” by Claudia Roth Pierpont in The New Yorker. Then read the book and decide for yourself.
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