Alice Quinn

Executive Director, Poetry Society of America

Alice Quinn is the executive director of the Poetry Society of America and an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of the Arts at Columbia University. She was the Poetry Editor of The New Yorker for two decades and before that was an editor at Alfred A. Knopf. Ms. Quinn compiled a collection of Elizabeth Bishop’s unpublished work in Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments, which appeared in 2006. She is currently preparing a collection of Elizabeth Bishop’s journals and notebooks.

Participant In:

Elizabeth Bishop: A Conversation about Her Poetry

Saturday, March 16th
2:00 - 3:30PM

Past Event

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) is one of the great masters of American poetry of the 20th Century. Her remarkable gifts have been described in a variety of ways, but one gift repeatedly recognized by readers is her skill at recounting the results of her capacity for observation. As Randall Jarrell remarked in response to her very… read more »