Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth  Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), a modern American poet, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for her collection Poems: North & South. She won the National Book Award for The Collected Poems (1969), the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976, and numerous other awards and honors for her work. She was born in the city of Worcester in the state of Massachusetts. As an adult, she traveled extensively, spending years in France and then Brazil before returning to the United States.