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Transcript of Elizabeth Bishop
Parents were William T. Bishop and Gertrude May Writes about impressions of the physical world
Uses metaphors to describe personal life
Reticent poetic style
Relaxed tone Childhood
Loss 1945: Houghton Mifflin Poetry Prize Fellowship
1949: Appointed Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress
1950: American Academy of Arts and Letters Award
1954: Elected to lifetime membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters
1956: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Early Life Father was a construction worker
Died when Bishop was eight months old
Mother was sent to an asylum when Bishop was five years old
Moved in with grandparents in Nova Scotia
Developed chronic asthma Walnut Hill School for Girls
Majored in English literature
Struggled with alcoholism and depression
Met and became friends with Marianne Moore Career 1936--Received first book publication
Worked briefly for the United States Navy during World War II
1946--Published first collection of poems -North and South Works 1955--Poems: North & South. A Cold Spring
1956--A Cold Spring
1965--Questions of Travel
1969--The Complete Poems
1976--Geography III Famous Poems "A Miracle for Breakfast"
"A Summer’s Dream"
"Arrival At Santos"
"At the Fishhouses"
"Chemin De Fer"
"First Death In Nova Scotia"
"Five Flights Up"
"I Am in Need of Music"
1968: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science
1969: National Book Award
1969: The Order of the Rio Branco (awarded by the Brazilian government)
1976: Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1977: National Book Critics Circle Award Awards and Achievements Final Years and Death Traveled to South America and Europe
Taught at universities--University of Washington, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 6, 1979--died in Boston of a brain aneurysm
Buried at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts Sources Elizabeth Bishop. Pearson Literature. 2010.Web. May 22,
2013.<http://wps.ablongman.com/long_kennedy_ lfpd_9/0,9130,1490005-,00.html>. Elizabeth Bishop. Academy of American Poets. 2013.Web.
May 22, 2013. <http://www.poets. org/poet. php/prm PID/7>. Richter, Natasha. Losing and Writing: Synonymous
Art Forms for Poet Elizabeth Bishop. Student Pulse. 2010. Web. May 22, 2013. http://www.s tudentpulse.com/articles/125/losing-and-writ ing-synonymous-art-forms-for-poet-elizabeth- bishop.> 1946--North and South photo courtesy of http://upload.wikimedia.org/wiki pedia/en/a/ac/EBPL.jpg photo courtesy of http://eb100legacyrecording.blogspot.c om/ photo courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Scotia photo courtesy of http://www.playle.com/listing.php?i=HOMERBOB6123 photo courtesy of http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/marianne-moore photo courtesy of http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2118849.North_and_South photo courtesy of http://www.bermuda-online.org/BermudaWarVets05.jpg picture courtesy of http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/geogr aphy-iii-elizabeth-bishop/1100948495?ean=9780374530655 picture courtesy of http://bluedragonfly10.wordpress.com/category/elizabeth-bishop/ picture courtesy of http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/7685922 picture courtesy of http://pinterest.com/vall/roosters-hens/ picture courtesy of http://sarahberger93.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/reflection-of-elizabeth-bishops-the-fish/ photo courtesy of http://bookhaven.stanford.edu/2013/04/stop-the-presses-orphan-masters-son-author-adam-johnson-gets-pulitzer-prize-for-fiction/ photo courtesy of http://www.nationalbook.org/medallions.html photo courtesy of http://goeshealth.com/healthy-food/harvard-university-milk-healthy-food.html/attachment/harvard-university photo courtesy of http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/7 photo courtesy of http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/elizabeth-bishop "In the Waiting Room"
"Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore"
"Large Bad Picture"
"Letter To N.Y."
"Lines Written In The Fannie Farmer Cookbook"
"Love Lies Sleeping"
"Lullaby For the Cat"
"Questions of Travel"
"Rain Towards Morning"