The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture Series presents JOHN ASHBERY and BU MFA alumna SOPHIE GRIMES
Thursday, October 3, 6:00 pm
The Castle, Boston University: 225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
Reading followed by book signing and dessert reception
Free and open to the public
JOHN ASHBERY is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, most recently Quick Question (2012). Other collections include Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems (2007), which was awarded the International Griffin Poetry Prize, and Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) won the three major American prizes—the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Library of America published the first volume of his collected poems in 2008 and he was presented with a National Humanities Medal in 2012 by President Obama.
SOPHIE SUMMERTOWN GRIMES (Poetry 2011) has lived and traveled in China as an Oberlin Shansi Fellow, and as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Boston University. Her poems have appeared in AGNIonline, 491 Magazine, Red Branch Journal, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Second runner-up for the 2011 New Letters Prize for Poetry, she writes poetry reviews for Publishers Weekly. Her chapbook City Structures was published this summer by Damask Press with artwork by Stephanie Kwak.
The Robert Lowell Memorial Poetry Series 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.
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