Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Lowell and Bishop


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Tuesdays, Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30 & Apr. 6    1:30 – 3:30 pm 
Instructor: David Alpaugh, M.A., English, UCB, writer, poet, dramatist, editor
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

The platonic but deeply felt relationship between these two creative poets was dramatized recently in Sarah Ruhl’s play, “Dear Elizabeth.”  Her confessional “Cal” and reticent “Elizabeth” sometimes seem a literary odd couple.  They led such different lives and developed unique aesthetic tastes.

Mr. Alpaugh, a poet himself, will show us how these two great poets, despite their differences, shared a common passion for life and a belief that only poetry could capture it at its height.  As Bishop herself put it: “Since we do float on an unknown sea, I think we should examine the other floating things that come our way carefully; who knows what may depend on it?”  An astute observation.  Let Mr. Alpaugh and OLLI float some interesting things your way. 

Event Details

Date: 2021-03-09

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.



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