This Companion engages with key debates surrounding the interpretation and reception of Elizabeth Bishop's published and unpublished writing.
Angus Cleghorn is Professor of English and Liberal Studies at Seneca College, Toronto. Since 2004, he has served as the editor of the Elizabeth Bishop Bulletin for the Elizabeth Bishop Society. He has published articles on Bishop and Wallace Stevens, as well as the book Wallace Stevens' Poetics: The Neglected Rhetoric (2000); guest-edited two issues of the Wallace Stevens Journal (1999, 2006); and co-edited the volume Elizabeth Bishop in the Twenty-First Century: Reading the New Editions (2012). Jonathan Ellis is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Sheffield, England. He is the author of Art and Memory in the Work of Elizabeth Bishop (2006), as well as articles on Michael Donaghy, Paul Muldoon, Sylvia Plath and Anne Stevenson. His next book, for which he received a British Academy Research Development Award in 2008, is on twentieth-century letter writing. He is currently editing a collection of essays on poets' letters, Letter Writing among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop.