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JANUARY 4 --Bird and Bindi

I can’t even begin, right now, to sort out all of the almost supernatural occurrences of the past weeks, write them down, pass them on. I know I am… 702 more words

Cystic Fibrosis

138. (Elizabeth Bishop)

She is said to be reticent; it is the title and subject of a monograph on her work, and recently I read a poet remarking on having learned from her the lesson of reticence in a poem. 1,811 more words

Brief Essays

Bishop to Lowell: "Please, please don’t talk about old age so much, my dear old friend! You are giving me the creeps."

Finding Wisdom in the Letters of Aging Writers: The epistolary collections of authors such as Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, and Elizabeth Bishop suggest that old-fashioned communication can offer invaluable insight into the process of growing older. 100 more words

"Roosters" by Elizabeth Bishop - A poem whose time has come again?

Taking recent political events in America into account,  this poem seems to me to be one whose time has finally come round again!  In 1938, as another war threatens to engulf the world, Elizabeth Bishop stops off in Key West for almost a decade on her slow, leisurely migration South.  1,481 more words


Commentary on 'Sandpiper' by Elizabeth Bishop


By Elizabeth Bishop

The roaring alongside he takes for granted,
And that every so often the world is bound to shake.
He runs, he runs to the south, finical, awkward, 1,124 more words

Leaving Cert English

An Interview with Poet Amy Newman

If Amy Newman’s On This Day in Poetry History is topping your must-read list, you’re certainly not alone.  Poetry lovers here at EPL have been clamoring for a copy since the summer, and demand for her follow-up to… 1,987 more words