Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet and short-story writer. She was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956,  the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. 
Elizabeth Bishop 1911–1979 Photo by Bettmann / Getty Images Elizabeth Bishop was born in 1911 in Worcester, Massachusetts and grew up there and in Nova Scotia. Her father died before she was a year old and her mother suffered seriously from mental illness; she was committed to an institution when Bishop was five.
Elizabeth Bishop was born on February 8, 1911, in Worcester, Massachusetts. When she was less than a year old, her father died, and shortly thereafter, her mother was committed to an asylum. Bishop was first sent to live with her maternal grandparents in Nova Scotia and later lived with paternal relatives in Worcester and South Boston.
Oct 02, 2022 · Elizabeth Bishop, (born Feb. 8, 1911, Worcester, Mass., U.S.—died Oct. 6, 1979, Boston, Mass.), American poet known for her polished, witty, descriptive verse. Her short stories and her poetry first were published in The New Yorker and other magazines. Bishop was reared by her maternal grandparents in Nova Scotia and by an aunt in Boston.
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This collection of 473 titles includes works by and about Elizabeth Bishop and inscribed copies of works by her contemporaries, as well as her childhood readers, college textbooks, and general reading materials. Finding Aid: Elizabeth Bishop's Letters to Frank Bidart Finding Aid: Elizabeth Bishop's Letters to Maryette Charlton and Other Papers
Birthday: February 8, 1911 ( Aquarius) Born In: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States 17 4 Poets #191 Writers #1245 Quick Facts Died At Age: 68 Quotes By Elizabeth Bishop Poets Died on: October 6, 1979 place of death: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Cause of Death: Cerebral Aneurysms Ancestry: Canadian American, American Brazilian