The Huntington Memorial Library is pleased to announce an afternoon with Thomas Travisano at Foothills Performing Arts Center on Saturday January 18th at 2:00 pm, as he offers an illustrated discussion of his travels exploring the life of Elizabeth Bishop, the subject of his acclaimed new book, Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop. His forty-year-long journey of discovery led him to adventures on three continents. Travel with Travisano as he shares his personal journey while following in Bishop’s footsteps to Nova Scotia, Vassar, Paris, Greenwich Village, Harvard, Key West and Brazil. Following the talk will be a wine and cheese reception.
Thomas Travisano is Emeritus Professor of English at Hartwick College and the founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society. He is the author of Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development and of Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman. He is principal editor of the acclaimed Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell and served as co-editor of Elizabeth Bishop in the 21st Century and the three-volume New Anthology of American Poetry. Travisano’s work on Love Unknown was supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Society.