Elizabeth Bishop entry: Overview screen.
EB's first book, the poetry collection North & South
, appeared after hanging fire for years. The year before publication it won her the Houghton Mifflin Poetry Prize: the first time that this thousand-dollar award was made.
EB published Geography III
, a volume of poems for which she received the National Book Critics Circle Award.
By January 1983
EB's The Complete Poems, 1927-1979
, was posthumously published; The Collected Prose
followed by November the same year, though its title-page says 1984.