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Elizabeth Bishop 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 ...
Born: February 8, 1911, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 6, 1979, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Lived: 529 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, USA (24.55904, -81.79362)
624 White St, Key West, FL 33040, USA (24.55904, -81.79362)
611 Frances Street
Bertha Looker’s Boardinghouse, 1312 30th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., USA (38.90725, -77.05952)
Elizabeth Bishop House, 8740 No 2 Highway, Great Village, NS B0M, Canada (45.4165, -63.5996)
Education: Vassar College
Walnut Hill School
Buried: Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 6662473
Movies: Bishopric, First Death in Nova Scotia
Parents: William Thomas Bishop, Gertrude May Bulmer

Louise Crane was a prominent American philanthropist. Crane was a friend to some of New York’s leading literary figures, including Tennessee Williams and Marianne Moore. Crane's father was Winthrop Murray Crane, an American millionaire and former governor of Massachusetts. Her mother was MoMA founder Josephine Porter Boardman. Louise smoothly moved into the role of patron of the arts. She was a prominent supporter of jazz and orchestral music, initiating a series of "coffee concerts" at MoMA and commissioning a vocal and orchestral work by Lukas Foss. She even worked representing musicians, including Mary Lou Williams. Crane met Elizabeth Bishop while classmates together at Vassar in 1930. After graduation, Bishop moved into a small apartment in Greenwich Village, New York, and worked briefly at a correspondence school. From 1935, the pair traveled extensively in Europe and in 1938, they bought a house together in Key West, Florida. While Bishop lived in Key West, Crane occasionally returned to New York. In 1941, Bishop began a six-year-long relationship with Marjorie Stevens.
Together from 1930 to 1941: 11 years.
Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 - October 6, 1979)
Louise Crane (November 11, 1913 – October 20, 1997)



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Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short-story writer. She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950 and the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956. Lota de Macedo Soares was a Brazilian aesthete who conceived and constructed the Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro. In 1951, Bishop travelled to South America on Norwegian freighter S.S. Bowplate, intending to stop in Brazil for only a few weeks. While in Brazil, she had an allergic reaction to the fruit of a cashew tree and was nursed back to health by her Brazilian friend, Lota de Macedo Soares. The two women fell in love and Bishop accepted Macedo Soares’s offer to build her a studio behind Macedo Soares’s Modernist house in the mountains above Petrópolis. In 1966, Bishop taught at the University of Washington in Seattle where she began a relationship with Roxanne Cumming. In 1967, Soares followed Bishop back to the United States, having recovered from an ailment with extensive hospitalization. The same day she arrived in New York, September 19, 1967, Soares committed suicide by overdosing on tranquilizers, and died several days later. Reaching for the Moon (2013) (original "Flores Raras"), directed by Bruno Barreto, tells the tragic love affair between them.
Together from 1951 to 1967: 16 years.
Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 - October 6, 1979)
Maria Carlota “Lota” Costallat de Macedo Soares (1910 – September 25, 1967)



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After Elizabeth Bishop’s death, the Elizabeth Bishop House, an artists’ retreat in Great Village, Nova Scotia, was dedicated to her memory.
Address: Elizabeth Bishop House, 8740 No 2 Highway, Great Village, NS B0M, Canada (45.4165, -63.5996)
Type: Private Property
Place
Built: Although the Bulmers bought the property in 1874, it is not known when it was built.
The Elizabeth Bishop House, also known as the Bulmer House, is an historic single-family house that today is used as an artists’ retreat in Great Village, Nova Scotia. The house is associated with Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Bishop who in her youth lived in the house each summer with her maternal grandparents, William Brown Bulmer and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Bulmer. Bishop based many of her stories (such as "In the Village") and poems (such as "Filling Station") on aspects of Great Village and Nova Scotia. On May 21, 1997, the Bulmer House was recognized as a Nova Scotia Provincially Recognized Heritage Site for its connection to Elizabeth Bishop and her writings as well as for its architectural significance; it is a good example of a typical one-and-one-half storey Classical Revival dwelling dating from between 1800 and 1850, a type common to rural Nova Scotia.
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Who: Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979)
Elizabeth Bishop, an only child, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. After her father, a successful builder, died when she was eight months old, Bishop’s mother became mentally ill and was institutionalized in 1916. (Bishop would later write about the time of her mother’s struggles in her short story "In The Village.") Effectively orphaned during her very early childhood, she lived with her grandparents on a farm in Great Village, Nova Scotia, a period she also referred to in her writing. Bishop’s mother remained in an asylum until her death in 1934, and the two were never reunited. Later in childhood, Bishop’s paternal family gained custody. She was removed from the care of her grandparents and moved in with her father’s wealthier family in Worcester, Massachusetts. However, Bishop was unhappy there, and her separation from her maternal grandparents made her lonely. Her time in Worcester is briefly chronicled in her poem "In The Waiting Room." In 1918, her grandparents, realizing that Bishop was unhappy living with them, sent her to live with her mother’s oldest sister, Maud Boomer Shepherdson, and her husband George. The Bishops paid Maud to house and educate their granddaughter. The Shepherdsons lived in a tenement in an impoverished Revere, Massachusetts neighborhood populated mostly by Irish and Italian immigrants. The family later moved to better circumstances in Cliftondale, Massachusetts. It was Bishop’s aunt who introduced her to the works of Victorian poets, including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Thomas Carlyle, Robert Browning, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.



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Elizabeth Bishop came to the island in the 1930s and initially rented an apartment at 529 Whitehead Street. In 1938, she purchased a XIX century clapboard Eyebrow house at 624 White Street, where she lived until 1946. She later lived in an apartment at 611 Frances Street, which looked out across tin shanty roofs and palm trees.
Address: 624 White St, Key West, FL 33040, USA (24.55904, -81.79362)
Type: Private Property
National Register of Historic Places: The Armory (600 White St.), 71000243, 1971
Place
In a letter to Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop describes her surroundings: “I have one Key West story that I must tell you. It is more like the place than anything I can think of. The other day I went to the china closet to get a little white bowl to put some flowers in and when I was rinsing it I noticed some little black specks. I said to Mrs. Almyda, “I think we must have mice” – but she took the bowl over to the light and studied it and after a while she said, “No, them’s lizard.”” “It is very well made, with slightly arched beams so that it looks either like a ship’s cabin or a freight car.” The house was located right on the beach and was to Bishop “perfectly beautiful… inside and out.” Bishop’s first volume of poems, “North and South,” was published during the time she lived in Key West.
Life
Who: Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) and Louise Crane (1913–1997)
Elizabeth Bishop was a poet and short-story writer. Poet Laureate of the United States 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. She lived in France for several years in the mid-1930s with a friend from Vassar, Louise Crane, who was a paper-manufacturing heiress. In 1938, Elizabeth Bishop and Louise Crane purchased a house in Key West. Bishop lived at this residence off and on for the next nine years, first with Crane, then with a subsequent lover, Marjorie Stevens. While living there Bishop made the acquaintance of Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway, who had divorced Ernest Hemingway in 1940.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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From 1949 to 1950, Elizabeth Bishop was the Consultant in Poetry for the Library of Congress, and lived at Bertha Looker’s Boardinghouse, 1312 30th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., in Georgetown.
Address: 1312 30th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., USA (38.90725, -77.05952)
Type: Private Property
Place
Built in 1868
The Grafton Tyler Double House located at 1312 & 1314 30th Street, NW in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., a Second Empire duplex, is a contributing property to the Georgetown Historic District and valued at $5,601,610. From 1949 to 1950, Poet Laureate of the United States Elizabeth Bishop lived at the address (then known as Bertha Looker’s Boardinghouse.)
Life
Who: Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979)
Jane Dewey drove Elizabeth Bishop down to Washington on 12 September, 1949, and she moved into Bertha Looker’s all-female boardinghouse (“no gentlemen callers”) right away. Elizabeth pronounced it okay but asked a Washington acquaintance to help her look for an apartment; there were “too many ladies” at Miss Locker’s. In her first week in Washington, Elizabeth worked part time with Leonie Adams, hoping to ensure a smooth transition from one consultant to the next. In the afternoon, she visited and fell in love with the Phillips Collection, a private museum holding a wonderful group of paintings, French impressionists and others, including Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party and a couple of Daumiers that Elizabeth said later made her feel as if her entire life had been wasted. On Monday, September 19, she sat behind the consultant’s desk alone for the first time. Her secretary, Phyllis Armstrong, quickly became a confidante, and together – with much more work done by Armstrong, one surmises – they kept the office running.



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At Hope Cemetery (119 Webster St, Worcester, MA 01603) is buried Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979), American poet and short-story writer. Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950 and Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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