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

This is the definitive centenary edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, recognised today as a master of her art and acclaimed by poets and readers alike. Her poems display honesty and humour, grief and acceptance, observing nature and human nature with painstaking accuracy. They often start outwardly, with geography and landscape - from New England and Nova Scotia, where Bishop grew up, to Florida and Brazil, where she later lived - and move inexorably toward the interior, exploring questions of knowledge and perception, love and solitude, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos.

This new edition, edited by Saskia Hamilton, includes Bishop's four published volumes (North & South, A Cold Spring, Questions of Travel and Geography III), as well as uncollected poems, translations and an illuminating selection of unpublished manuscript poems, reproduced in facsimile, revealing exactly how finished, or unfinished, Bishop left them. It offers readers the opportunity to enjoy the complete poems of one of the most distinguished American poets of the twentieth century.

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Poems
    Elizabeth Bishop

    EBook

    9781446467206

    November 27, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    368 pages

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780701186289

    March 15, 2011

    Chatto & Windus

    368 pages

    RRP $32.99

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