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  • Published: 15 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780701186289
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

Poems

The Centenary Edition




The definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets

This is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognised as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by poets and readers alike.

Bishop's poems combine humour and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape -- from New England, where she grew up, to Brazil and Florida, where she later lived -- human connection with the natural world, questions of knowledge and perception, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos.

This new edition -- edited by Saskia Hamilton -- offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentieth-century poetry.

  • Published: 15 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780701186289
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop was born in Massachusetts in 1911. She lived for many years in Brazil with her partner, Lota de Macedo Soares. On Soares' death by suicide, she began to spend more time in the US and became poet-in-residence at Harvard University. Her many awards include the Pulitzer Prize (1956). She died in 1979.

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Praise for Poems

One of the greatest poets of the twentieth century

William Boyd, Guardian

When we read her, we enter the classical serenity of a new country

Robert Lowell

If ever there was a poet whose every scrap of writing should be in print, that poet must be Elizabeth Bishop

Christopher Reid

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