Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949-1950, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a National Book Award Winner for Poetry, Elizabeth Bishop is considered one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Poets Cal Bedient, Carol Muske-Dukes, and Stephen Yenser will read letters from Bishop and her editors at the New Yorker, while Joelle Biele, editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence, narrates.
A Q&A with the participants will follow the reading.
This series of readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide.
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