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In the Waiting Room

In the Waiting Room


by Elizabeth Bishop

In the Waiting Room Resources


National Geographic

Check out how the magazine looks today.

The Martin and Osa Johnson Museum

Take a trip to Kansas and see what all the fuss is about.

Modern American Poetry

This wonderful site has tons of great info on Bishop, including readings of "In the Waiting Room" by a number of poetry critics. You can check out some of her letters there, too.


An Appreciation of Bishop

Critic David Orr and editor Alice Quinn talk about Bishop's work and life.


Bishop Reads

Listen to Bishop read her poem "The Armadillo," which she wrote for poet Robert Lowell.


Young Liz

Looking good!

Older Liz

Now slightly more pensive.

Historical Documents

For Sale

You can buy the February 1918 issue of National Geographic! Get it while you still can!


Words in Air (2010)

This book collects the complete correspondence between Bishop and Lowell. It's great if you like eavesdropping on other people's conversations about life, love, and literature.

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