Visions Coinciding: An Elizabeth Bishop Centennial Conference
Thursday-Friday, December 1st-2nd,  New York City

A two-day conference with poets, scholars, and editors celebrating Elizabeth Bishop's work and life.

(Additionally, The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is exhibiting original artworks by Elizabeth Bishop, as well as art from her personal collection, December 8th - January 21st).

Admission is free.

Co-organized by NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

All events held at:
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU
1 Washington Place, on the corner of Broadway
NYC, 10003



6:00pm – 6:45pm
Seeing Elizabeth Bishop

A slideshow and talk exploring rarely seen images of Elizabeth Bishop by the author of Paintings in Proust.

Eric Karpeles

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Bishop in Brazil

A screening of footage from Helena Blaker's forthcoming documentary on Bishop's years in Brazil, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and scholars.

Helena Blaker, Brett Millier, Barbara Page, and Lloyd Schwartz




1:00pm – 2:30pm
Elizabeth Bishop and Modern Art

Two interdisciplinary lectures and a discussion with,
 respectively, the editor of Exchanging Hats: Paintings by Elizabeth Bishop and the author of Deep Skin: Elizabeth Bishop and Visual Art. 

William Benton and Peggy Samuels

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Editors' Roundtable

A discussion with the editors of recent collections of Bishop's poetry, prose and correspondence.

Joelle Biele, Saskia Hamilton, Alice Quinn, Lloyd Schwartz, and Thomas Travisano

Moderated by Jonathan Galassi

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Student Reading

Selected student participants will each read a poem by Elizabeth Bishop and a poem of their own written in response.

Introduction by poets Scott Hightower and Emily Fragos

6:30pm –  8:00pm
Celebratory Reading

Participating poets read and talk about favorite poems.

Frank Bidart, John Koethe, Yusef Komunyakaa, Maureen McLane, Mark Strand, and Jean Valentine


Objects and Apparitions: Poems and Art of Elizabeth Bishop
Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00pm
New York City

To coincide with the exhibit of original artworks by Elizabeth Bishop and works from her personal collection, the PSA is presenting a reading of poems at the Tibor De Nagy Gallery.

The readers include Tina Chang, Hallie Hobson, Mark Strand, and Susan Wheeler.

Tibor De Nagy Gallery
724 5th Avenue