Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short-story writer known for her vivid and precise descriptions of the physical world and her masterful use of form. She served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1956. Her work is celebrated for its emotional depth and technical skill.


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  1. 1. Complete Poems

    "Complete Poems" is a comprehensive collection of works by a renowned poet, showcasing her mastery of language and imagery. The book features a wide range of themes including travel, nature, loss, and human connection. The poet's keen eye for detail, unique perspectives, and her ability to infuse ordinary moments with profound insights, make this collection a compelling exploration of the human experience.

  2. 2. The Collected Prose

    "The Collected Prose" is a compilation of non-fiction works by a renowned American poet, offering a window into her sharp observations, lyrical descriptions, and personal reflections. This collection encompasses a variety of genres, including travel writing, memoirs, and critical essays, providing readers with insights into the author's life, her thoughts on the craft of writing, and her experiences in different parts of the world. The prose complements her poetry, revealing the breadth of her talent and the depth of her intellect, and solidifying her reputation as a master of both poetic and prose forms.