8 February 1911 - 6 October 1979
Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and writer. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and began writing poetry at a young age. She published her first poem in The Nation at the age of 21. Bishop went on to publish several books of poetry, including "North & South" and "A Cold Spring." She was known for her precise and detailed observations of the natural world, and her poetry often dealt with themes of loneliness, displacement, and the passage of time. Bishop's work was highly respected in her time, and she won many awards and honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award.