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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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    How had I come to be here,
    like them, and overhear
    a cry of pain that could have
    got loud and worse but hadn’t?
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

    When once estrangement has arisen between those who truly love each other, everything seems to widen the breach.
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    All my life I have lived and behaved very much like [the] sandpiper—just running down the edges of different countries and continents, “looking for something” ... having spent most of my life timorously seeking for subsistence along the coastlines of the world.
    —Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)