Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A belated happy birthday, Ms. Bishop

Just found out that Elizabeth Bishop, were she still living, would have turned 99 yesterday. Bishop is one of my absolute favourite poets and despite the fact that her publisher wouldn't let me include her in a Canadian anthology, her roots run deep in Nova Scotia. Check out this new blog, set up by the very vital Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia as part of their Bishop centennial celebrations.

And when you're done with that, you can listen to my reading of Bishop's great villanelle, "One Art."

Better yet, check out Bishop herself reading.

1 comment:

YLM said...

That's a Nova Scotia accent, for sure!

I'm intrigued by the role of Suzie LeBlanc in honouring EB; LeBlanc, a New Brunswicker I think, is a world renowned exponent of ancient music.