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Conversations from the Cullman Center: Elizabeth Bishop: Megan Marshall and Rosanna Warren



Megan Marshall and Rosanna Warren discuss Marshall’s new biography, Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast. A student of Bishop’s at Harvard, Marshall includes passages of memoir in her biographical narrative, and draws on newly discovered letters to create a full portrait of one of America’s most revered poets.


Megan Marshall, the Charles Wesley Emerson College Professor in the Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College, is the author of Margaret Fuller, for which she won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, and of The Peabody Sisters, which won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. She will be a Scholar in Residence at Kyoto University in the fall of 2017, and has received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  She worked on Elizabeth Bishop while in residence at the Cullman Center in 2014-2015.

Rosanna Warren, a poet and scholar, is the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her books of poems include Departure and Ghost in a Red Hat, and in 2008 she published a book of criticism, Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1999 to 2005, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, Warren has received numerous awards from cultural institutions.  She was a Cullman Center Fellow in 2008-2009.

Berger Forum.