Poems: The Centenary Edition (UK Edition)

November 1, 2020
Poems: The Centenary Edition (UK Edition)

This is the definitive centenary edition of the work of one ofAmerica's greatest poets, recognised today as a master of her artand acclaimed by poets and readers alike. Her poems display honestyand humour, grief and acceptance, observing nature and human naturewith painstaking accuracy. They often start outwardly, withgeography and landscape - from New England and Nova Scotia, whereBishop grew up, to Florida and Brazil, where she later lived - andmove inexorably toward the interior, exploring questions ofknowledge and perception, love and solitude, and the ability orinability of form to control chaos.This new edition, edited by Saskia Hamilton, includes Bishop'sfour published volumes (North & South, A ColdSpring, Questions of Travel and GeographyIII), as well as uncollected poems, translations and anilluminating selection of unpublished manuscript poems, reproducedin facsimile, revealing exactly how finished, or unfinished, Bishopleft them. It offers readers the opportunity to enjoy the completepoems of one of the most distinguished American poets of thetwentieth century.