To celebrate the centenary of Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), poet, critic, and editor David Yezzi organized the Elizabeth Bishop Seminar as part of the proceedings of Exploring Form and Narrative, the 17th annual poetry conference at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. The papers here were among those delivered at the Elizabeth Bishop Seminar, held from June 9 through 11, 2011.

Additional essays by John Foy, April Lindner and Heidi Czerwiec appeared in the Fall 2011 issue 4.1 of Think Journal and further essays will appear in the next issue.