Biography and History

American poet Elizabeth Bishop, a graduate of Vassar College (1934) and long resident of Brazil, wrote spare, colloquial poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize for A Cold Spring (1955) and the National Book Award for Geography III (1976). She met the the Barkers at Yaddo, the writers' community in Saratoga Springs, New York, in the winter of 1950/1951. Kit Barker (1916-1988) was an English painter; Ilse Barker (1921-2006) was a German-born author and poet, who wrote under the pen name of "Kathrine Talbot."

Source: From the finding aid for C0270

Biography and History

American poet Elizabeth Bishop was born on February 8, 1911, in Worcester, Mass. She graduated from Vassar in 1934. Bishop traveled widely and lived for many years in Brazil. Among her many awards were the Pulitzer Prize for A Cold Spring(1955) and the National Book Award for Geography III (1976).

Source: From the finding aid for C1014