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Elizabeth Bishop's Postcards: An Exhibition

by Nicole H. Scalessa on 2023-10-02T08:52:00-04:00 | 0 Comments

Postcard to James Merrill. Photograph by Eadweard Muybridge, Camel Galloping (1887)

On View Fall 2023 - Main (Thompson) Library

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) is one of the twentieth-century’s most important and influential poets. Her poems are included in nearly every anthology of twentieth-century poetry, those poems taught across the world. In the 2008 Library of America edition of Bishop’s work, editors Robert Giroux and Lloyd Schwartz arranged their selection of her writing via three genres: Poems, Prose, and Letters. William Benton’s book, Exchanging Hats: Paintings (1996), added a fourth art. This exhibition and accompanying catalog of Bishop’s picture postcards, selected from 570 postcards held at Vassar College, celebrates a fifth.

To learn more visit the online exhibition here

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