Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing

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Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing

Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing

Release Date: September 20, 2021

Year    :   2021
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Genres    :   Documentary
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Director    :   John D. Scott
Producers    :   Walter Forsyth, John D. Scott, Karen Rodriguez
Writers    :   John D. Scott
RunTime    :   84 mins.

So often throughout her life, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop's trajectory is tragically disrupted by a profound personal loss that pushes her into her worst self-destructive habits. Yet in her sixties, while grief-stricken, she courageously faces up to her most tragic heartbreak, writes her greatest work, becomes her truest self, learns to master "the art of losing," and earns her place as one of North America's greatest poets. Transplanted Nova Scotia filmmaker John D. Scott foregrounds how Bishop's journey is indelibly connected to her Nova Scotian heritage.


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