William Benton writes about poet Elizabeth Bishop's virtually unknown work as a painter. As Benton describes, "Bishop enjoyed being innovative and invisible at the same time. As a painter, she discovered in the limited range of her skills an intrinsic value. To see it made it so. Meyer Shapiro, the distinguished art critic, said she 'writes poems with a painter’s eye.' " Benton is the author of Exchanging Hats a book about Bishop's paintings.