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The “Best of the Best” of American Poetry

March 21st, 2013 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

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 Best Poetry Flyer 2013 JPGProfessor 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.

For more information, contact the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696 or at archives@bu.edu

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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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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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