Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing

Directed by John Scott (Scouts are Cancelled)

Documentary | 2021 | 44 min | 84 min

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, and learns to master the art of losing. In doing so, she becomes one of North America’s greatest poets of the twentieth century.

Watch Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing on CBC GEM