Elizabeth Bishop, Questions of Travel

Questions of Travel by Elizabeth Bishop My rating: 5 of 5 stars Elizabeth Bishop went to Brazil in 1951 and stayed for 15 years, living with her lover, Lota de Macedo Soares. The first half of this 1965 volume of poetry, her third, variously documents this extended sojourn: titled "Brazil," it includes not only lyrics… Continue reading Elizabeth Bishop, Questions of Travel

Elizabeth Bishop, Geography III

Geography III by Elizabeth Bishop My rating: 5 of 5 stars Like so many poets, Bishop is someone I know only through anthology pieces, so I thought a whole collection would be in order. And Geography III, short as it is—50 pages of large print and enormous margins—demands to be read as a collection. In… Continue reading Elizabeth Bishop, Geography III