Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Explores Life of Poet Elizabeth Bishop in New Biography

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Megan Marshall poses for a portrait. (Photo: Courtesy Megan Marshall)

Poet Elizabeth Bishop once famously told fellow poet Robert Lowell that “when you write my epitaph, you must say I was the loneliest person who ever lived.” Bishop must have understood what it was to be lonely: She was an infant when her father died and a child when her mother was institutionalized. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall sheds light on the life and legacy of the poet in "Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast." We'll talk with Marshall, a former student of Bishop's, about the very private and reticent poet.


Megan Marshall, author, "Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast"