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Published on Aug 22, 2011
"Sandpiper" is a poem that was written by Elizabeth Bishop in 1965 and it is believed that it was based on observations she made on a trip she made as an adult back to Nova Scotia. Bishop's adult life took her in many directions and places, and she has explicitly compared herself to the sandpiper and (presumably) both of their quests to endlessly seek (enlightenment?) through careful observation. Elizabeth Bishop's 100th birthday would have been in 2011. This poem is in part a tribute to Elizabeth Bishop on her Centenary year and we hope it will eventually be part of a longer project about Elizabeth Bishop. We welcome your comments. To hear more about the project, join our email list at www.magpieproductions.com.