Elizabeth Bishop 鳿1-1979) was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her father died shortly after her birth, and she spent her early childhood in Great Village, NS, with her mother’s extended family. After her mother’s permanent hospitalization, she was taken back to the United States by her paternal grandparents. Throughout her life she made return trips to Nova Scotia and wrote extensively about the Maritimes in both her poetry and prose. Bishop’s books won various prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Bishop was the consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress for 1949-50.
edited by Laurence Hutchman; Ross Leckie; Robin McGrath & Anne Compton
Atlantic Canada is enjoying a renaissance unknown since the days of Alden Nowlan, Milton Acorn, and John Thompson. Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada features work by 60 of the regions finest poets in a volume that will whet appetites for more. The earlier poetry renaissance began in 1945, with the establishment of The Fiddlehead magazine. …