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The Fish

The Fish

by Elizabeth Bishop

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Websites

Modern American Poetry: Bishop

A fantastic website from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This page includes a biography of Bishop, scholarly info on "The Fish," snippets of letters between Bishop and Marianne Moore about "The Fish," and much more.

The Poetry Foundation

A brief biography of Moore plus links to several of her poems.

Video

On Elizabeth Bishop

Watch former The New Yorker editor talk candidly about her work editing Bishop's previously unpublished poems.

Intro to Elizabeth Bishop

A Yale University lecture on Bishop.

Audio

Essential American Poets: Elizabeth Bishop

A podcast from Poetry Foundation, including an intro to her life and work, and recordings of Bishop reading her poetry.

Images

A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Woman

Looks like a keen observer of details, doesn't she?

Older Bishop

A great dramatic photo.

Historical Documents

Dear Elizabeth

Excerpts of letters poet Robert Lowell wrote to Elizabeth Bishop.

Articles and Interviews

Investigating Early Bishop

An article that starts with "The Fish" and moves deeper into Moore's work and her "inner eye."

The Paris Review

An interview with Bishop from 1978.

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