NW Quadrant, West of Rock Creek, Georgetown, Female, LGBTQ, Major Literary Awardees, Translators, U.S. Poets Laureate

Elizabeth Bishop
(February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979)

1312 30th Street NW, Georgetown neighborhood, DC.

Bishop served as Consultant in Poetry for the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950. During that period she lived in this building, then Bertha Looker's Boardinghouse.

Bishop, who published six books of poems during her lifetime, as well as short fiction, translations, and nonfiction, won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1956. After leaving DC, she lived in Brazil from 1951 through 1969.

Her poetry books are: North and South (1946), Poems: North and South—A Cold Spring (1955), Poems (1956), Questions of Travel (1965), The Complete Poems (1969), and Geography III (1977). Posthumous collections are The Complete Poems 1927-1979 (1983) and Edgar Allen Poe & The Jukebox: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments (2006). She also co-edited, with Emmanuel Brasil, an Anthology of Twentieth Century Brazilian Poetry (1972), and translated The Diary of Helena Morley (1977).

Links

Beltway Poetry Quarterly, "Visits to St. Elizabeths" (poem)