Robert Lowell Memorial Poetry Readings

Spring 2016: Tribute to C.D. Wright

Boston poets read from the work of C.D. Wright

Maggie Dietz
Jorie Graham
Heather Green (BU Alum)
Ha Jin
Karl Kirchwey
Gail Mazur
Robert Pinsky

Wednesday, April 13
7:30 – 8:30 PM
BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road

 

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In the Spirit of Room 222

In the late 1950s, Robert Lowell led a workshop whose students included three younger writers: George Starbuck, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath. This legendary group gathered in the same small, corner classroom where our creative writing workshops continue to meet. The Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures celebrate this legacy, and the thriving community of writers, teachers and students at Boston University, by bringing a distinguished poet to campus each semester to read alongside a recent graduate of the program.

Fall 2015: Yusef Komunyakaa and Vanesha Pravin

Thursday, October 15, 2015
7:30 – 8:30 PM
BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road

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Past Readings

Please click the photos below to view more information about our recent readings. Thank you for visiting!

Robert Hass and Meg Tyler

Spring 2015: Paul Muldoon and Bekah Stout

Sharon Olds and Renee Emerson

Fall 2014: Sharon Olds and Renee Emerson

Paul Muldoon and Bekah Stout

Spring 2014: Paul Muldoon and Bekah Stout

John Ashbery and Sophie Grimes

Fall 2013: John Ashbery and Sophie Grimes

Spring 2013: Terrance Hayes and Ani Gjika

Spring 2013: Terrance Hayes and Ani Gjika

Fall 2012: C.K. Williams and Eleanor Goodman

Fall 2012: C.K. Williams and Eleanor Goodman

Spring 2012: Jorie Graham and Patrick Ryan Frank

Spring 2012: Jorie Graham and Patrick Ryan Frank

Fall 2011: Henri Cole and Sara Peters

Fall 2011: Henri Cole and Sara Peters

Spring 2011: Kay Ryan and Katherine Hollander

Spring 2011: Kay Ryan and Katherine Hollander

 

 

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