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Elizabeth Bishop and Poetry of Place

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) is one of America’s best known poets. She wrote precise subtle poems, spending a great deal of time over them, and only published 101 poems in her lifetime. Professor Linda Anderson introduces us to Bishop’s poems, by thinking about Bishop’s home and childhood.

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Jo Shapcott: Advice for Young Poets

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In these films Jo Shapcott gives her tip on writing longer poems, reads her poem “I Tell The Bees” and answers your questions.