Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet to Inaugurate The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture Series at BU
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(Boston) — Pulitzer Prize winning Poet C. K. Williams and former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will inaugurate The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture Series with poetry readings on Thursday, March 17 at the Photonics Center at Boston University. The event will celebrate the legacy of the historic Boston University classroom where Robert Lowell once taught poets Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and George Starbuck.
The Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures bring distinguished poets to Boston University to read alongside a member of the Creative Writing Program faculty and a recent graduate of the program. For the inaugural readings, Jill McDonough, a graduate of Boston University’s Creative Writing Program, will read alongside Williams and Pinsky.
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at Boston University, The Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures are funded by Nancy Livingston and Fred M. Levin through The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson.
Williams is the author of nine books of poetry, the most recent of which, “The Singing,” won the National Book Award for 2003. His previous book, “Repair,” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and his collection “Flesh and Blood” received the National Book Critics Circle Award.
A professor in the graduate writing program at Boston University, Pinsky is the author of six books of poetry, most recently “Jersey Rain.” During his three-year term as United States Poet Laureate he founded the national Favorite Poem Project, an audiovisual archive that features a cross-section of Americans talking about and reading their favorite poems on camera.
McDonough received her M.A. in poetry from Boston University’s Creative Writing Program in 1998. A 2005 PEN/New England Discovery Award winner, she teaches writing at Boston-area universities and correctional facilities.
Event: The Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures
Date: March 17, 2005
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Boston University, Photonics Center
8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston, MA., 02215