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AGNI celebrates its 40th anniversary and 75th issue

April 26th, 2012 in Arts 0 comments

At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st, literary magazine AGNI will host a party to launch its 75th issue and 40th anniversary at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. This celebration will start with a Robert Lowell “extravaganza”  that includes a slideshow of never-before-released photos of the Boston native.  Fanny HoweTom Sleigh, Lloyd Schwartz and many others will offer their reflections on the man and his poems.  The release party, which is free and open to the public, will follow.

For more information contact William Pierce at agni@bu.edu or (617) 353-7135 or visit AGNI Online at www.agnimagazine.org.

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Notable 2011 lectures and events recap: Henri Cole

December 23rd, 2011 in Arts, Best of 2011, Lectures, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

As 2011 winds to a close, we’re looking back on some of the distinguished visitors to the Boston University campus.

The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture, which pairs a poet with a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Program, welcomed poet Henri Cole and alumna Sara Peters (GRS’08), introduced by three-time U.S. poet laureate and BU professor Robert Pinsky, on September 14:

Watch this video on YouTube

View more lectures and events from 2011 here.

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Creative Writing Program Celebrates Legacy of Robert Lowell

July 20th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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The Creative Writing Program will host The Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures tonight at 7:30 PM in room 206 of the Photonics Center. The event will feature acclaimed poet and BU alum Carl Phillips, recent graduate Brandy Barents and professor Rosanna Warren. The lectures bring a distinguished writer to campus each semester to read alongside a member of the creative writing program faculty to celebrate the legacy of Robert Lowell’s poetry workshop at BU. The event is free and open to the public, including a reception and book signing to follow the lecture. Contact (617) 353-2510 or crwr@bu.edu for more information.

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Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture tonight

April 25th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

The Creative Writing Program will host its annual Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture featuring former Poet Laureate and 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Kay Ryan and program alumna Katherine Hollander tonight at 7:00 PM in the Photonics Center, Room 206. The Lecture was established to bring distinguished writers to campus to read alongside recent graduates of the program. It is funded by Nancy Livingston and Fred M. Levin through The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Drs. Ben & A. Jess Shenson. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Robert Pinsky reading tonight

March 24th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Pinsky HeadshotThe Creative Writing Program is hosting famed poet and BU Professor of Poetry Robert Pinsky for a reading from his newest book Selected Poems. Pinsky was formerly a United States Poet Laureate and has written nineteen books. The event will take place tonight at 7:30 PM in the Photonics Center (8 Saint Mary’s Street) in Room 206 and is free and open to the public.

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Poets of NE Reading Tonight at Tsai

September 23rd, 2010 in Uncategorized 0 comments

<img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2010/09/Mary-Oliver.bmp” alt=”Mary Oliver” />The Boston University <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/writing”>Creative Writing Program</a> is celebrating<a href=”http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/“> The Poets Society of America’</a>s Centennial anniversary by featuring writers<a href=”http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/162“> Frank Bidart</a>,<a href=”http://www.majorjackson.com/“> Major Jackson</a>,<a href=”http://xjanddorothymkennedy.com/“> X.J. Kennedy</a>, <a href=”http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/265″>Mary Oliver</a>, <a href=”http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/70″>James Tate</a>, <a href=”http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/188″>Rosanna Warren</a> and <a href=”http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/519″>Franz Wrigh</a>t. The poets will read their own poetry and the work of canonical New Englanders from the past century. Admission to the reading is <strong>free and open to the public</strong> with a private ticketed reception to follow.

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