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Elizabeth Bishop

Daily Meditation: Magic Of Melody

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Derek Walcott, Old Master

David Galenson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Psychologists might take a lesson from the writer Teju Cole, whose review of a new edition of Walcott's poems presents a succinct description of Walcott as an experimental poet, interested above all in making art based on perception -- the way things look.

ReThink Review: Reaching for the Moon - Of Parks and Poetry

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Kim

I went into Reaching For the Moon as blind as could be, having never heard of Elizabeth Bishop, her poetry, Lota de Macedo Soares, or the creation of Flamengo Park, and I left totally curious and enthralled by all of it.

'Reaching for the Moon' - The Story of Poet Elizabeth Bishop and Her Love Affair With Lota de Macedo Soares

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

If you want to take your mind off local politics -- which I do for a day or two -- this might be a good film to see.

Reaching for the Moon: Bishop, Barreto and the Art of Losing

Camila Gibran | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Camila Gibran

Barreto's film, Reaching for the Moon, takes us on a fifteen year journey within two countries, in two languages, in the lives of two women: the American poet Elizabeth Bishop and the Brazilian architect Lota De Macedo Soares, whose love relationship didn't bow to convention.

Berkeley Rep's Elizabeth Explores Affection Between Esteemed Poets

Leo Stutzin | Posted 08.03.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Comparisons with the likes of Dear Liar, the sparkling dramatization of epistolary sparring between George Bernard Shaw and the actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell, or Love Letters, A. R. Gurney's amusing and tender fiction, are almost inevitable. As theater, Dear Elizabeth isn't in the same league.

Do Poets Peak Young? Don't Believe It

David Galenson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Do poets peak early? Apparent evidence that they do is provided by the striking list of poets who made major contributions in spite of dying young. But they are only part of the discipline.

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?

The Sugar Zone Is Bittersweet

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.29.2012 | Books
Joan Gelfand

It is difficult to resist the temptation to compare, if not the style of poems, then simply the location of Mary Mackey's The Sugar Zone to Elizabeth Bishop's series, Questions of Travel, written during her fifteen years in Brazil.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you miss the weekend's big book reviews? Catch up with some of the highlights below! "Denial: A Memoir of Terror," Jessica Stern The New York ...

National Poetry Month: Breeding Hyperlinks Out of the Dead Land

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

It's National Poetry Month, so media outlets all across the country are shining a spotlight on the art form they normally ignore, mangle, or treat with derision. Hooray!

A Villanelle to Oxford Skullduggery

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Dalton-Beninato

With apologies to every proper Villanelle ever written.