ONLINE CLASS: The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop (22105)

Two Tuesdays: October 4 and October 11, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET Online

$80.00 (10% off for members)

“Elizabeth Bishop is frequently described as one of the best-loved 20th Century poets in English,” writes Jonathan Post in Elizabeth Bishop: A Very Short Introduction. Bishop was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. Join us as we delve into Bishop’s masterful poems of simple language and everyday events that reveal a mind in the act of discovery. All her life, Bishop was an explorer and traveler. Never simply a tourist, experiences changed Bishop, and the 101 poems published in her lifetime balance impersonal description with an emotional resonance that continues like a held note in the mind. There is no mere scenery in Bishop’s poetry.” Most of my poems are geographical, or about coasts, beaches and rivers running to the sea, and most of the titles of my books are geographical too”.  This is not travel poetry; this is poetry that will take you on a journey.

Two Tuesdays: October 4 and October 11, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET Online

Required Books:

Poems, by Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Saskia Hamilton 9780374532369

Gigi Bradford is the founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Board and former Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been teaching at Politics & Prose since 2006.

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ISBN: 9780374532369
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 1st, 2011