Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Open Book: Elizabeth Bishop's "A Prodigal"

  • Broadcast in Women
Providence on the air

Providence on the air


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow Providence on the air.

Call in to speak with the host

(347) 855-8506


Most of us are familiar with the story of the Prodigal Son. Elizabeth's Bishop's poem takes it to new places by focusing on the lowest point in the son's spiritual journey — his time as keeper of a pig sty. How does this story relate to your life? How low do we have to go before deciding to make a change? Join Lori and Alice as they disucss.