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.

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.