Happy 100th, Elizabeth Bishop

Today would be Elizabeth Bishop’s 100th birthday, and Poets House is co-sponsoring a 100th birthday party tonight in Manhattan (details below). The event will feature readings from her poetry and selections from Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker, a new volume of Bishop’s correspondence.

Guests will include Elizabeth Alexander, John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Tina Chang, Jonathan Galassi, Kimiko Hahn, Richard Howard, Marie Howe, Yusef Komunyakaa, David Lehman, Paul Muldoon, Robert Polito, Marie Ponsot, Alice Quinn, Vijay Seshadri, Tom Sleigh, Tracy K. Smith, Mark Strand, Maria Tucci and Jean Valentine.

Elizabeth Bishop was born February 8, 1911 and died October 6, 1979.

The event is co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; the National Book Foundation; the Poetry Society of America; and the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y.

Location: Cooper Union, The Great Hall

7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue

Admission: Free