One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

Another videopoem from John Scott‘s projected feature-length documentary, Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing. See “Sandpiper” for more information and links. Jason Harrington supplied the animation here.


  1. Reply
    John 30 December, 2011

    I don’t know how to read this. Most people I know prefer “One Art” to “Sandpiper” but it seems on the web “Sandpiper” is more popular. And I have no perspective on the matter.

    Thanks again for posting Dave.

  2. Reply
    Dave 30 December, 2011

    @ John
    My reading on that is that nothing out-competes cute critters on the web. And sandpipers are of course very cute. There might be a deeper meaning, but I doubt it. Both videos are very good, and “One Art” is much the more famous poem…

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