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Elizabeth Bishop, born on this day in 1911, had a love–hate relationship with New York City. Read about a pilgrimage to Bishop’s former Manhattan addresses and see her paintings of the city here.

Elizabeth Bishop, "Interior with Extension Cord." Undated; watercolor, gouache, and ink.

Between 1935 and 1939, photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) made 307 black-and-white prints of New York City that endure as some of the most iconic images of city’s changing face

Edward Lear, poet & scientific illustrator

Two Childhood Drawings from Poet E.E. Cummings Show the Young Artist’s Playful Seriousness

Sketch by Samuel Greenberg, courtesy of the Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Discover William Blake’s Hallucinatory Illustrations of John Milton’s Paradise Lost

The Itaewon neighbored of Seoul, Korea is littered with colorful dolls. American poet Andy Knowlton creates the tiny figures from found materials he collects on the streets. Each doll is outfitted with a bottle that contains a poem. “

The Raven - nevermore... Using the silhouette to add another image

The Self-Playing Instrument of Water, by TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Alice Oswald will be set on a new path that joins the Steam Museum and the nearby Musical Museum.

Lord Byron, shaking the dust of England from his shoes, 1904