The Huntington Memorial Library will present an afternoon with Thomas Travisano at Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center at 24 Market St. in Oneonta at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
He will offer an illustrated discussion of his travels exploring the life of Elizabeth Bishop, the subject of his new book, “Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop.”
His 40-year-long journey of discovery led him to adventures on three continents. Travel with Travisano as he shares his personal journey while following in Bishop’s footsteps to Nova Scotia, Vassar, Paris, Greenwich Village, Harvard, Key West and Brazil. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
Travisano is professor emeritus of English at Hartwick College and founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society.
He is the author of “Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development” and of “Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman.” He is principal editor of “Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell” and served as co-editor of “Elizabeth Bishop in the 21st Century” and the three-volume “New Anthology of American Poetry.”
Travisano’s work on “Love Unknown” was supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Society.