Literary Hub essay
Liza Wieland on Finding Darkness Where So Many Find Light
There was no #MeToo for Elizabeth Bishop and Mary Oliver (there was, in fact, for Bishop hardly any me at all). What seems to have saved both women is the hard, clear gaze of their poems, the large view: outward, across, away, up. But not always up. Sometimes down and precariously deep.
Publishers Weekly 11 Best Elizabeth Bishop Poems
Striking imagery and sharp, distinctive language shimmer in Liza Wieland’s haunting novel Paris, 7 A.M., which imagines American poet Elizabeth Bishop as a young woman. It opens in 1930 as the Vassar student struggles with her attraction to women, alcohol’s seductive comfort, and her literary gifts, but the narrative centers on Bishop’s stay in Paris in 1937, when the poet’s journals abruptly break off. Wieland picks 11 of her favorite Bishop poems.
Liza reads an excerpt from "Nightingale," which won the 2009 Indiana Review Fiction Prize
Interview with Liza about A Watch of Nightingales
Link to Liza's story "First Marriage" on Freightstories website
Link to Liza's story "Body and Engine" from The Normal School
Link to Liza reading her first published story "Tommy Waddell" on Valley Public Radio, Fresno, CA
Link to Liza reading the short story "Purgatory" on Valley Public Radio, Fresno, CA
Link to story "Some Churches" and Q&A on Connotation Press