Bishop Poems to Discuss on April 11

It’s been hard to narrow down the list of Elizabeth Bishop poems that the Book Club for Poets will discuss on April 11, 2012, but here are poems I hope to cover during out time together:

“Sestina”
“In the Waiting Room”
“The Armadillo”
“Crusoe in England”
“The Moose”
“Poem”
“One Art”

As time permits, we may discuss additional poems suggested by Book Club participants, including these:

“The Fish”
“At the Fishhouses”
“Questions of Travel”
“The End of March”
“Five Flights Up”
“Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore”
“Song for the Rainy Season”

We’ll meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 11, 2012, in the New England Room of the Danforth Library, New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire. Poets who want to discuss the craft of Bishop are welcome to attend, free of charge.

From the Poetry Foundation website:

“During her lifetime, poet Elizabeth Bishop was a respected yet somewhat obscure figure in the world of American literature. Since her death in 1979, however, her reputation has grown to the point that many critics, like Larry Rohter in the New York Times, have referred to her as ‘one of the most important American poets’ of the twentieth century.”

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