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THE ROBERT LOWELL MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES AT BU TO PRESENT ANOTHER PULITZER PRIZE WINNING POET
(Boston) ó The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture Series will present Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Levine on Friday, October 7 at the Boston University School of Management auditorium. The event is the second in a series of high-profile poetry readings celebrating the legacy of the historic Boston University class in which Robert Lowell once taught poets Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and George Starbuck. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing and dessert reception will follow the reading.
As is the tradition with this series, the featured poet will follow a short reading by both a member of the creative writing program faculty and a recent graduate of the program. For this reading, Olette Trouve, a graduate of Boston Universityís Creative Writing Program, will read alongside Leslie Epstein, director of BUís graduate creative writing program.
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.
Levine has earned nearly every major prize available to an American poet, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He is the author of sixteen books of poetry including Breath, The Mercy, The Simple Truth, Ashes: Poems New and Old, 7 Years From Somewhere and The Names of the Lost.
Director of BU's Graduate Creative Writing Program for more than 25 years, Epstein is the author of nine books, including Steinway Quintet Plus Four, King of the Jews, Pinto and Sons, Pandemonium, and most recently, San Remo Drive: A Novel from Memory. A Rhodes and Fulbright scholar, his awards include two National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim fellowship.
Trouve received her M.A. in creative writing from BUís Creative Writing Program in 2003. She has received grants from the Saint Botolph Club Foundation, the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her story "Full-Month Celebration" appears in the 2005 edition of Best New American Voices under her pen-name, E.V. Slate.
Event: The Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures
Date: Friday, October 7, 2005
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Boston University School of Management, Auditorium
595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA., 02215
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