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Elizabeth Bishop

Poet (8-Feb-1911 — 6-Oct-1979)


Linda Anderson; Jo Shapcott (editors). Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery. Bloodaxe Books Ltd.. 2002. 208pp.

Anne Colwell. Inscrutable Houses: Metaphors of the Body in the Poems of Elizabeth Bishop. University of Alabama Press. 1997.

Bonnie Costello. Elizabeth Bishop: Questions of Mastery. Harvard University Press. 1991. 280pp.

Renee R. Curry. White Women Writing White: H. D., Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and Whiteness. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2000. 200pp.

Joanne Feit Diehl. Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore: The Psychodynamics of Creativity. Princeton University Press. 1993. 140pp.

Elizabeth Dodd. The Veiled Mirror and the Woman Poet: H. D., Louise Bogan, Elizabeth Bishop, and Louise Gluck. University of Missouri Press. 1992. 215pp.

Carole Kiler Doreski. Elizabeth Bishop: The Restraints of Language. Oxford University Press. 1993.

Suzanne Ferguson (editor). Jarrell, Bishop, Lowell, & Co.: Middle-Generation Poets in Context. University of Tennessee Press. 2003. 335pp.

Kim Fortuny. Elizabeth Bishop: The Art of Travel. University Press of Colorado. 2003. 121pp.

Gary Fountain; Peter Brazeau. Remembering Elizabeth Bishop: An Oral Biography. University of Massachusetts Press. 1994. 408pp.

Lorrie Goldensohn. Elizabeth Bishop: A Biography of a Poetry. Columbia University Press. 1991. 306pp.

Victoria Harrison. Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Intimacy. Cambridge University Press. 1993.

David Kalstone. Five Temperaments: Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery. Oxford University Press. 1977. 212pp.

David Kalstone. Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. London: The Hogarth Press. 1989. 299pp.

Lionel Kelly (editor). Poetry and the Sense of Panic: Critical Essays on Elizabeth Bishop and John Ashbery. Editions Rodopi B.V.. 2000. 192pp.

Adam Kirsch. The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets. W. W. Norton. 2005. 256pp. The six are: Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, Delmore Schwartz and Sylvia Plath.

Marilyn M. Lombardi. The Body and the Song: Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1995.

Marilyn May Lombardi (editor). Elizabeth Bishop: The Geography of Gender. University Press of Virginia. 1993. 264pp.

Candace W. MacMahon. Elizabeth Bishop: A Bibliography, 1927-1979. University Press of Virginia. 1980. 247pp.

Susan McCabe. Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1994. 272pp.

Jeredith Merrin. An Enabling Humility: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and the Uses of Tradition. Rutgers University Press. 1990.. 185pp.

Brett C. Millier. Elizabeth Bishop: Life and the Memory of It. University of California Press. 1993.

George Monteiro (editor). Conversations With Elizabeth Bishop. University Press of Mississippi. 1996. 164pp.

Peter Nickowitz. Rhetoric and Sexuality: The Poetry of Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Merrill. Palgrave Macmillan. 2006. 192pp.

Carmen L. Oliveira. Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares. Rutgers University Press. 2002.

Robert Dale Parker. The Unbeliever: The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. University of Illinois Press. 1988. 184pp.

Sarah Riggs. Word Sightings: Poetry and Visual Media in Stevens, Bishop, and O'Hara. Routledge. 2002. 134pp.

Camille Roman. Elizabeth Bishop's World War II: Cold War View. Palgrave MacMillan. 2004. 192pp.

Guy Rotella. Castings: Monuments and Monumentality in Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Derek Walcott, and Seamus Heaney. Vanderbilt University Press. 2004. 225pp.

Guy Rotella. Reading and Writing Nature: The Poetry of Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and Elizabeth Bishop. Northeastern University Press. 1991. 253pp.

Lloyd Schwartz. Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art. University of Michigan Press. 1983.

Sally Bishop Shigley. Dazzling Dialectics: Elizabeth Bishop's Resonating Feminist Reality. Peter Lang. 1997. 181pp.

Anne Stevenson. Elizabeth Bishop. New York: Twayne Publishers. 1966. 143pp.

Thomas J. Travisano. Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development. University Press of Virginia. 1988. 227pp.

Thomas J. Travisano. Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman and the Making of a Postmodern Aesthetic. University of Virginia Press. 1999. 352pp.

Cheryl Walker. God and Elizabeth Bishop: Meditations on Religion and Poetry. Palgrave Macmillan. 2005. 176pp.

Kirstin Hotelling Zona. Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson: The Feminist Poetics of Self-Restraint. University of Michigan Press. 2002.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.73)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.75)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.157)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.28)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.76)

  11. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.19)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.110)

  13. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.88)

  14. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.47)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.66)

  16. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.58)

  17. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.95)

  18. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.36)

  19. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.67)

  20. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.116)

  21. Legends in Their Own Time (p.25)

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