Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker

The Complete Correspondence

Elizabeth Bishop; Edited by Joelle Biele

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their contexts and dying all over the floor,” Elizabeth Bishop said upon learning a friend landed a job at The New Yorker in the early 1950s. From 1933 until her death in 1979, Bishop published the vast majority of her poems in the magazine’s pages. During those forty years, hundreds of letters passed between Bishop and her editors, Charles Pearce, Katharine White, and Howard Moss. In these letters Bishop discussed the ideas and inspiration for her poems and shared news about her travels, while her editors offered support, commentary, and friendship. Their correspondence provides an unparalleled look into Bishop’s writing process, the relationship between a poet and her editors, the internal workings of The New Yorker, and the process of publishing a poem, giving us a rare glimpse into the artistic development of one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets.

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Elizabeth Bishop; Edited by Joelle Biele

Elizabeth Bishop (1911–79) won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker
The Complete Correspondence
Elizabeth Bishop; Edited by Joelle Biele

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
February 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374281380
ISBN10: 0374281386
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 496 pages, 8 Pages of Black-and-White Illustrations, 5 Black-and-White Illustrations in Text, and an Index
$35.00
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