ORAL HISTORY INITIATIVE: On Elizabeth Bishop || Woodberry Poetry Room





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Published on Apr 13, 2012

Frank Bidart, Megan Marshall, Gail Mazur, Lloyd Schwartz & Rosanna Warren

In commemoration of the centennial of Elizabeth Bishop's birth, the Woodberry Poetry Room hosted an oral history conversation featuring Bishop's friends and students Lloyd Schwartz, Frank Bidart, Megan Marshall, Gail Mazur and Rosanna Warren (whose mother was Bishop's roommate at Vassar). The conversation included about Bishop's undergraduate escapades and its relationship to "The Group," her relationship with her mentor Marianne Moore, as well her friendships with Robert Lowell, her daily life in Brazil, and her dialogues about feminism with Adrienne Rich.

Date: Recorded on March 27, 2012, at the Barker Center, Harvard University.
Sponsored by the Woodberry Poetry Room.


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