Bonnie Costello

Professor, Boston University

Bonnie Costello is a professor at Boston University whose scholarly work concentrates on modern and contemporary poetry, often from fresh new angles. She is the author of Marianne Moore: Imaginary Possessions (1981), Elizabeth Bishop: Questions of Mastery (1991), and the general editor of The Selected Letters of Marianne Moore (1997). Her more recent literary studies include Shifting Ground (2003), in which she explores landscape and environmental poetry, and Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life and the Turning World (2008), which (in her words) examines “the interplay of private and public spheres in still life motifs.” Ms. Costello is currently working on Pronoun Trouble: Auden and Others in the First Person Plural.

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 »