Thomas Travisano is Professor of English at Hartwick College. He is the founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society and the author of Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development (1988), the first critical monograph on Bishop’s career. Travisano is the author of Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman (1999). He is the principal editor of the internationally acclaimed Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (2008), and co-editor of the three volume New Anthology of American Poetry. Travisano was awarded a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship for a new critical biography of Elizabeth Bishop, which will be published by Penguin Random House.
Writers Salon begins with open mic, encouraging guests to read personal works. This is followed by a presentation from the featured author. Free & Open to the public. Refreshments Served.