Saturday, March 30, 2013

April 26, 2013 -- Elizabeth Bishop's poetry

Meeting Information:
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Plaza Library, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, KC, MO

April is poetry month.  So our group has decided to honor poetry month this year by meeting in April to discuss Elizabeth Bishop's poetry. Bishop won the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, for the collection Poems: North & South/A Cold Spring, which combined her first two books.

You are welcome to read any of her poems, and it's not necessary to limit your reading to only those found in North & South and A Cold Spring. Most libraries have books of her poems, and books containing her complete works can be purchase on line at low.  Most of her poems are available on the web (see links to some below).

In order to have some poems read by all participants at our next meeting, we suggest reading the following poems (links provided).

The Map by Elizabeth Bishop:
The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop:

Sestina by Elizabeth Bishop:
Sandpiper by Elizabeth Bishop:

In the Waiting Room by Elizabeth Bishop:
The Moose by Elizabeth Bishop:
One Art by Elizabeth Bishop:
Five flights Up by Elizabeth Bishop:

1 comment:

Clif Hostetler said...

It's amazing how many ways poems can be dissected when there are eight people in the room. Those in attendance at the meeting on April 26 were: Tim Thurman, Jack Granath, Bo Smith, Richard and Sara Gregory, Brian Pauls, Bernard Norcott/Mahany and Clif Hostetler.