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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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    a set of crushed and grease-
    impregnated wickerwork;
    on the wicker sofa
    a dirty dog, quite comfy.
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

    A sumptuous dwelling the rich man hath.
    And dainty is his repast;
    But remember that luxury’s prodigal hand
    Keeps the furnace of toil in blast.
    —Mary Elizabeth Hewitt (b.1818)

    The waiting room
    was full of grown-up people,
    arctics and overcoats,
    lamps and magazines.
    —Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)