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Reads tagged with “Elizabeth Bishop”

The Universe in Verse 2018: Full Show
The Universe in Verse 2018: Full Show

An evening of poems celebrating science, read by beloved artists, writers, scientists, and musicians.

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How I Fell in Love with Marianne Moore: Or, Elizabeth Bishop on What Her Eccentric Mentor Taught Her About Writing
How I Fell in Love with Marianne Moore: Or, Elizabeth Bishop on What Her Eccentric Mentor Taught Her About Writing

“I never left Cumberland Street without feeling happier: uplifted, even inspired, determined to be good, to work harder, not to worry about what other people thought.”

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Elizabeth Bishop on Why Everyone Should Experience at Least One Long Period of Solitude in Life
Elizabeth Bishop on Why Everyone Should Experience at Least One Long Period of Solitude in Life

Wisdom on the rhythms of creativity from a lighthouse daydream.

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What We Imagine Knowledge to Be: James Gleick Reads Elizabeth Bishop
What We Imagine Knowledge to Be: James Gleick Reads Elizabeth Bishop

“If you tasted it, it would first taste bitter, then briny, then surely burn your tongue. It is like what we imagine knowledge to be: dark, salt, clear, moving, utterly free, drawn from the cold hard mouth of the world…”

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The Angels and Demons of Genius: Robert Lowell on What It’s Like to Be Bipolar
The Angels and Demons of Genius: Robert Lowell on What It’s Like to Be Bipolar

“My disease, alas, gives one (during its seizures) a headless heart.”

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Grandmother’s Glass Eye: Elizabeth Bishop on How Poetry Pretends Life into Reality
Grandmother’s Glass Eye: Elizabeth Bishop on How Poetry Pretends Life into Reality

On the glorious “difficulty of combining the real with the decidedly un-real.”

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