Worcester County Poetry Association
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / firstname.lastname@example.org
ELIZABETH BISHOP 1911-1979
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All the untidy activity continues,
awful but cheerful.
E.B. in Samambaia
Ralph Hamilton, 1995
Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Celebration 2011
In Worcester, Massachusetts
Use the EB100 Links
to see additional details of
Worcester, Massachusetts events
and Bishop WCPA archival material.
We continue to make additions to the EB100
web pages. Check back regularly for calendar updates and other information.
In all, just four of us braved the cold afternoon at Hope Cemetery on February 8, and we never made it anywhere near the Bishop headstone. We were ready with shovels and snowshoes but the Worcester winter trumped our shovels with a blistering wind. (And we were worried it would be too dark to read!) We managed a spirited reading of "The Bight" and called it a day.
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!
Tuesday, February 8
Thursday, February 10
Participatory Reading of "The Country Mouse"
1 Ekman Street, Worcester
Saturday, February 26
Beth Sweeney Reads Elizabeth Bishop
Barnes & Noble Poetry Series
Lincoln Square, Worcester
Sunday, March 27
Amy Belding Brown
Tuckerman Hall, Worcester
WCPA collaborated with Master Singers of Worcester and the Worcester Women's History Project in a Tuckerman Hall program of choral music based on the writings of famous New England women, including Elizabeth Bishop. Following a pre-concert lecture,
author Amy Belding Brown read the texts performed
during the concert.
Bob Cronin kicks off Worcester's year-long Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Celebration with a brief overview of Bishop's work and a presentation of several Bishop poems for discussion. Bob is editor of The Worcester Review Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Issue. (Fall 2011.)
Monday, January 3
Looking at Elizabeth Bishop
First Unitarian Church, Worcester
Thursday, April 21
A Mirror on Which to Dwell: Elliot Carter’s Musical Settings of Elizabeth Bishop Poems
ECCE, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble
with Lloyd Scwhartz
TitltonHall, Clark University.
Wednesday, May 11
Mapping Elizabeth Bishop
A talk and slide show by Laura Menides & Carle Johnson on Bishop’s life and works,
with readings by Joyce Heon.
Shrewsbury Public Library
Sunday, May 15
Elizabeth Bishop Suite
Chamber music (solo piano & voice) performance by composer JB Menides, with vocals by Victoria Nors: musical settings of six EB poems--The Wit, In the Waiting Room, Letter to NY, The Argument, One Art, & Anaphora.
First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury
American Literature Association
Elizabeth Bishop Society Meetings
and Panel Discussions
Saturday, August 13
Worcester Celebration of Poets
Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA
Charles Simic, US Poet Laureate 2007-2008
Robert Pinsky, US Poet Laureate 1997-2000
read Elizabeth Bishop poetry and their own work as part of the day-long Worcester Celebration of Poets.
Wednesday, September 21
Ron Strauss, MD:
“Elizabeth Bishop, Poetry
and Graduate Medical Education”
UMass Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library Rare Book Room
Tuesday, September 13
poet, critic and editor of Elizabeth Bishop Poems, Prose and Letters
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Thursday, October 6
Laura Menides and Carle Johnson visit Hope Cemetery, Worcester, on the anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's death, October 6.
Monday, October 24
Ron Strauss, MD:
“Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell”
Fitchburgh State University