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BISHOP. An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his diocese, and is the archbishop's assistant. Happily for this country, these officers are not recognized by law. They derive all their authority from the churches over which they preside. Bishop's COURT, Eng. law. An ecclesiastical court held in the cathedral of each diocese, the judge of which is the bishop's chancellor.

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Prodigal Years: Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell 1947-49.
Ya amaba los poemas de Elizabeth Bishop, y al introducirse en aquellas ochocientas paginas comenzo su obsesion con las cartas cruzadas entre Bishop y Lowell.
Inspired by Bishop's life and art, Barry co-founded, in 1994, the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) was one of America's notable poets and short story writers and served as Poet Laureate.
The fact that Ronald Wilson Reagan of Tampico, Illinois, and Elizabeth Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, born within forty-eight hours of one another and in relatively similar milieus, grew up to lead such different lives from one another is not by any means remarkable.
In articles ranging from the Romantic canon to Poe, Freud, Elizabeth Bishop, Charlie Chan and the Wizard of Oz, Inventions and Interventions annals a scholarly career equally as distinguished for its eclecticism as for its accomplishment.
As poet Elizabeth Bishop suggested in a letter to James Merrill after reading his 1954 book, Short Stories, perhaps rather than offering any kind of criticism, I should simply say thank you.
Next Thursday, September 29, the poet Paul Muldoon will give a lecture commemorating the centenary of the Pultizer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop, who is often cited as an influence by poets in this country.
He offers the example of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, in his telling a sort of tortoise-and-hare parable in which the unobtrusive Bishop, who in many ways shunned the outward trappings of Greatness, has come to eclipse in reputation her "thunderbolt-chucking" rival.
Although the selection may seem random, there are several twentieth-century American poets, including multiple works by Elizabeth Bishop, T.
Donaldson mentions three poets as being particularly influential on her own work: Elizabeth Bishop, Medbh McGuckian, and Eileen Myles.
En cambio, quien hoy obtiene cada vez mas atencion es una de sus coetaneas, casi completamente ajena a la fama mientras vivio: Elizabeth Bishop, a quien nunca le paso por la cabeza asumir nada porque esa tradicion no alcanza a las mujeres que escriben poesia en lengua inglesa --por fortuna: son muchos los poetas que han destrozado su vida por creer que es necesario encamar el destino heroico "del alma que lucha sola contra el mundo".

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