ohmygoodness. How can I deal with a possible lesbian love poet, one who has literally rooms full of manuscripts and thousands of letters and slews of poems? It gets even harder when the poet has been an internationally recognized Pulitzer Prize winner, and crowned one of the most astonishing poets of the 20th century. Most […]
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Elizabeth Bishop wrote little of lesbian love, but her evocative poetry did let her love slip through.
There is no question that Elizabeth Bishop was a great poet, and a lesbian. The hard part is putting “Love” into the equation. Bishop certainly had all the qualifications for being considered a Great Poet: The 1956 Pulitzer Prize for “Poems: North and South/ A Cold Spring” 1970 National Book Award for “Complete Poems” Harvard […]