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'Wanderings: Here is a coast and here is a harbour'

an essay on travel, the pandemic and Elizabeth Bishop's poetry published in the Literary Review of Canada

In so-called lockdown I started re-reading Elizabeth Bishop's poetry and her collected letters, One Art, originally published in 1994. I have dipped into her poetry many times over the years, but my last trip before the pandemic, to Brazil, where Bishop lived for many years, and the unwe