Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet, short-story writer, and recipient of the 1976 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956 and the National Book Award winner in 1970.

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Famous quotes by elizabeth bishop:

    Thus should have been our travels:
    serious, engravable.
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

    Icebergs behoove the soul
    (both being self-made from elements least visible
    to see them so; fleshed, fair, erected indivisible.
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

    Oh, but it is dirty!
    Mthis little filling station,
    oil-soaked, oil-permeated
    to a disturbing, over-all
    black translucency.
    Be careful with that match!
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)