A Dream of Winter by Rosamund Lehmann
Novelist and short story writer Rosamond Lehmann was born in 1901, in Buckinghamshire and died in 1990. During World War II, Lehmann lived in the country with her two children and started a long relationship with the poet Cecil Day Lewis. For years, Lehmann’s novels were out of print. A Dream of Winter is collected in the Oxford Book of English Short Stories edited by AS Byatt. It first appeared in her collection, The Gipsy’s Baby.
Rosamund Lehmann interviewed by the Paris Review:
More about Lehmann by English Pen:
Thanks to Michaela Ridgway for sharing this link to a piece by Niall Griffiths:
The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop was born 1911 in Massachusetts and was brought up by her maternal grandparents. She later travelled widely and was a close friend of the poet Robert Lowell. She won the Pullitzer Prize in 1956. Died in 1979. During her lifetime she was respected but obscure. She is now regarded as one of the most important American poets of 20th century.
Read the poem: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/fish-2
Mark Doty writes about the poem for Poetry Daily:
Read about Elizabeth Bishop at the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Foundation: