The Complete Poems 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop

The Complete Poems 1927-1979

Elizabeth Bishop

287 pages first pub 1980 (editions)

nonfiction classics poetry emotional reflective slow-paced
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Elizabeth Bishop was vehement about her art--a perfectionist who didn't want to be seen as a "woman poet." In 1977, two years before her death she wrote, "art is art and to separate writings, paintings, musical compositions, etc., into two sexes i...

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reflective 87%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
inspiring 37%
adventurous 25%
relaxing 25%
dark 12%
funny 12%
informative 12%
sad 12%
tense 12%


slow 57%
fast 42%

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