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Elizabeth Bishop
Poem: Sleeping standing up - Poems, North and South (1946)

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Born: February 8, 1911

Died: October 6, 1979 (aged 68)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet, short-story writer, and recipient of the 1976 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956 and the National Book Award winner in 1970.

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