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Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth's life and how she became a writer.

Amy Edwards

on 7 February 2013

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The adventure of Elizabeth, and how she became a writer. Elizabeth Bishop The Beginning How Elizabeth looked Why she was a writer. She was born in 1911 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was very young her father died, her mother was sent to a mental asylum, and she was sent to live with her grandparents in Nova Scotia. She earned a bachelor's degree from Vassar College in 1934. The way she lived She was independent and was still very rich. She traveled to many different places like France, Spain, Italy, north keys of Florida. This influenced her first book "North and South" published in 1946. She was influenced by the poet Marianne Moore. Who was like her close friend and helper. The awards she won She got the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Poems:
North & South/A Cold Spring. Her Complete Poems won the National Book Award in 1970. All her Poetry North and South (1946)
Poems: North and South—A Cold Spring (1955)
Poems (1956)
Questions of Travel (1965)
The Ballad of the Burglar of Babylon (1968)
The Complete Poems (1969)
Poem (1973)
Geography III (1977)
The Complete Poems 1927-1979 (1983)
Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments (2006)
Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters (2008) Also awarded the Fellowship of The Academy of American Poets in 1964. Larry Rohter in the New York Times, have referred to
her as "one of the most important American poets" She was not always respected. She was a perfectionist and most off the time called crazy. She had a different way of thinking so people did not respect her. Most time she would write about it. Elizabeth's time line She was born in 1911 her farther pasted soon after. 1911 1956 She died in 1976 1946 The last years She got the National Book Critics Circle Award Elizabeth was more than a writer She was also a painter. She won he puzzler prize for painting Elizabeth Bishop One Art Elizabeth's childhood The End So you can see that she had a very eventful life that was filled with both sadness and happiness.
She had a bad childhood but became wealthy and traveled the world doing what she love writing and painting. She was a only child and had a rough teen age years. Due to her Dad was dead before she was one, and her mom going to a insane home. Elizabeth never saw her mother after the age of 5. :( She moved in with her closest family her grandma, and grandpa. In the last decade of her life Bishop traveled in
South America and Europe and taught at several
Universities. Credits http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&site=&source=hp&q=elizabeth+bishop&oq=elizabeth+bishop&gs_l=hp.3..0l10.43112.52019.0.52421.,or.r_gc.r_pw.&bvm=bv.41934586,d.b2I&fp=4fc58112e3720f9f&biw=1280&bih=930 http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&tbo=d&biw=1280&bih=930&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=elizabeth+bishop+books&oq=elizabeth+bishop+books&gs_l=img.3..0i24.222156.229423.0.229542. By: Josh Downs Won the puzzler prize.
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