Elizabeth Bishop

Bishop's Complete Poems coverTime to plant tears, says the almanac.

The grandmother sings to the marvelous stove

and the child draws another inscrutable house.

—from “Sestina” by Elizabeth Bishop

On April 11, 2012, the Book Club for Poets will discuss the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. For more details, visit the Book Club for Poets page on Facebook (you don’t have to have a Facebook account to view the page). I welcome suggestions for poems that you’d particularly like to discuss. Book Club for Poets discussions are free and open to the public, especially to practicing writers who want to learn more about craft from reading the works of master poets.