Posts Tagged: Elizabeth Bishop

“Housefulls, Churchfulls, Airportsfull”


In an extended essay in the New Yorker, Megan Marshall, author of the forthcoming Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast, writes about Bishop’s late, serendipitous move to Harvard where she met Alice Methfessel, a young “house secretary” who would become her caretaker, and the last great love of her life:

“The poor heart doesn’t seem to grow old at all,” [Bishop] wrote to Methfessel in March of 1971, a month after her sixtieth birthday and two weeks past Methfessel’s twenty-eighth.



David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 4): “Roosters”


the roosters brace their cruel feet and glare // with stupid eyes / while from their beaks there rise / the uncontrolled, traditional cries. ...more


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Janice N. Harrington


Janice N. Harrington on her new collection Primitive and critiquing the use of "primitive" to describe African American folk art. ...more

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Swinging Modern Sounds #74: A Social Practice


Everywhere there is sterling musicianship, of the original, unexpected sort. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Campbell McGrath


Campbell McGrath talks about his new collection, XX: Poems For The Twentieth Century, capitalism, history, and what it might mean to write a wordless poem. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Robyn Schiff


Robyn Schiff talks about her collection A Woman of Property, the long con of “owning” land, her passion for early novels, how motherhood changed her poetry, and the generative powers of form. ...more

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The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show #13: Rick Barot


In Episode 13 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, Rick Barot discusses his newest collection, Chord, tone in poetry, and the selfies Bishop might've posted. ...more

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The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show #5: Daniel Anderson


In Episode 5 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, Dave Roderick sits down with poet Daniel Anderson to chat about his latest collection, The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel, finding the rhythm in lines of poetry, and baseball. ...more