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25 years ago, poet David Lehman began a quest to document the best of the best of American poetry by creating an anthology that captured the state of the industry in the moment. Featuring veteran and amateur poets, whose work covers a breadth of topics, the “Best of American Poetry” Series has become an annual bestseller. This year, poet-laureates, Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize Winners, novices and poetry lovers will unite on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 PM for the “Best of the Best” of American Poetry, hosted by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.
This event will fill the halls of the Metcalf Ballroom with award-winning poetry readings hosted by Boston University Professor and three time Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, the series’ 2013 guest editor.
This year’s featured speakers are several contributing poets to the current anthology, including Carl Phillips, an award-winning poet and current chancellor of the Academy of American Poets; Pulitzer Prize winner Lloyd Schwartz; and Charles Simic, a fellow poet laureate and co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. Boston University Professor and Metcalf Award winner, Rosanna Warren will also be among the speakers.
Copies of the 25th anniversary anthology will be on sale and a book signing with the poets will precede the reading.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Metcalf Ballroom is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
A book signing will follow the reading, hosted by the Creative Writing Department as part of the Robert Lowell Memorial Reading Series.
C. K. Williams has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. A book of poems, Writers Writing Dying, was published this autumn, as was a book of essays, In Time: Poets, Poems, and the Rest. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
Eleanor Goodman writes poetry, fiction, and criticism, and translates from Chinese. Her work appears in journals such as Pathlight, PN Review, Los Angeles Review, Chutzpah 天南, Pleiades, The Guardian, Cha, and The Best American Poetry website. She has held residencies at the American Academy in Rome and the Vermont Studio Center, and is currently a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.
The event is free and open to the public.