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One Art, Elizabeth Bishop

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster. 135 more words


Sympathetic Magic of Poetry and Tarot

Language and magic are like music and dance; they feed and inspire one another.

That sentence alone uses a basic element of sympathetic magic—an analogy. Both writing and magic rituals use metonyms and metaphors. 457 more words


Reaching For The Moon (2013)

Reaching For The Moon, the latest directorial offering from Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barreto, is a biographical dramatisation of the turbulent, sixteen year long love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares that took place between 1951 and 1967. 814 more words


Writing Fiction: Palimpsest

One of Elizabeth Bishop’s most famous poems is One Art. Apparently prompted by the suicide of her partner, and the loss of her mother at an early age. 780 more words


One Art

I have been haunted for many years by Elizabeth Bishop’s villanelle ‘One Art’.  Elizabeth Bishop chose a confining poem structure, the villanelle, to approach such a life-consuming event. 59 more words


the elk breaks up with me

Stop what you’re doing. Stop it right now. Okay. Now go read Patricia Lockwood’s hilarious essay, “Is It Work?” In addition to being an extremely talented poet, Lockwood is insanely hilarious (and also really good at twitter). 263 more words


National Poetry Month, Day 15: Elizabeth Bishop

Today, I’ll post this Elizabeth Bishop poem, “At the Fishhouses,” read by Robert Pinsky. It’s longer than some I have posted, but beautifully narrative, specific, and visual–like all Elizabeth Bishop poems.