Snapshot of Methfessel and Bishop

From Elizabeth Bishop and the Literary Archive by Bethany Hicok

  • Black and white photograph of Elizabeth Bishop and Alice Methfessel standing outside side by side.
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  • Literary Criticism
  • Poetry
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  • 1972
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  • Bishop and Methfessel met in 1970 at Harvard, where Methfessel worked as a secretary. The women were partners until Bishop’s death in 1979. (snapshot 1972; photographer unknown; VC 100.16; Courtesy of Vassar College)