Reviews December 2015 Truth in Poetry By Catharine Savage Brosman Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) is considered to be among the most important American poets of the 20th century. She was a U.S. Poet Laureate and won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and the Neustadt International Prize. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Catharine Savage Brosman Catherine Savage Brosman is poetry editor for Chronicles.