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 Howe, Tom 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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
The 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.
<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.