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Check out Elizabeth Bishop's biography on Poets.org. It's got the goods, and then some.
Southern Illinois University's esteemed Modern American Poetry site looks at Bishop and many of her poems. Feeling smart? This is your site.
Here's a juicy article from Slate.com about the secret life of this great poet's poems. Fascinating stuff—Shmoop's honor.
This documentary series will scratch every Bishop itch you've ever had. It covers her childhood, her travels in Brazil, and even delves into analyzing her poetry.
If, after you've read "Sestina," you're dying to take a whack at the form, check out this how-to video, which uses Bishop's as an example.
Hear the poem, plain and simple, in all its gloomy glory.
A former editor at The New Yorker magazine and Bishop scholar talks about Elizabeth Bishop's life and works.
Critic and Editor Lloyd Schwartz gabs with the ever-awesome Terry Gross about Bishop. The best part is, the guy knew her personally, so you'll get to hear about a different side of the poet.
A portrait of Elizabeth Bishop later in life, looking just as glamorous as in her younger years.
This book was all kinds of controversial, since it was published posthumously, and a lot of folks thought that Bishop would have hated to have had this stuff read.
Hear it from the horse's mouth, Shmoopers.