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John and Elizabeth's Excellent Adventure: Bishop and Ashbery


It’s well-known that Elizabeth Bishop was a major influence on John Ashbery and that he adored her work.  The two poets even got to know each other as well, before Bishop’s death in 1979. 84 more words

John Ashbery

Elizabeth Bishop's Relationship With Nature in Poetry

Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry is full of imagery that can transport the reader to any of the settings she writes about. Her ability to use these settings and the subject of nature in poetry to reflect on other themes such as travel, nurturing, death, and destruction shows her talent as a poet. 92 more words

English III Honors

“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.

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Poem- Elizabeth Bishop's May by B.Z. Niditch


We saw you through

the window of the yard

one May morning

standing by the lectern

amid high columns

by rows of crocus… 235 more words

Veteran Poets

Beads Of The Same Colour, Birds Of The...

In 2008, a 42 year old woman gave a commencement address at Harvard University. She spoke to the high fliers about the ‘ Fringe benefits of failure and the Importance of imagination.’ Her name was J.K.Rowling. 766 more words

Growing Mature Together

Emily and I have sometimes envied Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby their shared university years. If we could defy time and pal up with just one of the pairs of writers that we’ve profiled on this site, I’m pretty sure that we’d both pick these friends: two women who ‘didn’t exactly grow up together’ but ‘grew mature together’ and considered that ‘the next best thing’. 598 more words

Emily Midorikawa

Wednesday yarn-along no. 9

I haven’t done a yarn-along for a few weeks now. I’ve missed it a bit, but at the same time I don’t want to bore the few people who are actually reading Pastry & Purls. 402 more words