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Celebrate Elizabeth Bishop’s Birthday
February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, 10 am Bishop’s grave (see directions below) Hope Cemetery, 119 Webster Street, Worcester
They have arranged
to meet the rings around the moon, although
within our memories they have not changed.
Elizabeth Bishop, “The Shampoo”
Join us to share Bishop’s poems and enjoy some birthday cake! If you’d like to read, contact Beth at email@example.com. This event is sponsored by Mapping Worcester in Poetry, a project with Worcester County Poetry Association as community partner, which offers a 20-minute self-guided driving tour of sites related to Bishop. To download it, please visit Our Website.
➔ From Main Street, head south to Webster Square (at Southbridge Street), turn left on Mill Street, and
then right immediately on Webster Street. After three blocks the cemetery’s main gate will be on your left.
➔ From Route 290 West, take exit 14 (Hope Avenue, Route 12 North) and bear right. After you turn sharply
right at a rotary to exit onto Webster Street, the cemetery’s main gate will be on your right.
➔ Enter the main gate and drive along Curtis Avenue. Take your fourth left onto Beech Avenue (after Elm,
Larch, and Bush). Proceed for one short block until you see two trees together on the left side of the road;
Bishop’s grave lies behind the first tree. There is ample space to park close to the gravestone.