"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Elizabeth Bishop on BBC Radio 4

Today (Sunday, 29 April 2012), BBC Radio 4 is set to broadcast “A Foreigner Everywhere,” which looks at Elizabeth Bishop’s life in Brazil. Narrated by the poet Paul Farley, who explores how Bishop tackles questions of travel, and how she challenged approaches to other cultures in the early days of mass tourism. Bishop met the love of her life in Brazil, became deeply involved in the Brazilian political tumult of the 1960s, and made the trip of her life up the Amazon river. But her Brazil years also ended in tragedy. For more information about the broadcast, check out the BBC Radio 4 site for this documentary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01gnjwf. The programme will be broadcast a second time on Saturday, 5 May 2012.

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