Robert Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading: Former Poet Laureate Robert Hass reads with BU Alum Meg Tyler

7:30 pm on Monday, March 23, 2015
9:00 pm on Monday, March 23, 2015
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Duy Doan
Robert Hass reads with BU Alum Meg Tyler. Reading followed by book signing and dessert reception. ROBERT HASS has brought an identical energy in his poetry to his work as an essayist, translator, and activist on behalf of poetry, literacy, and the environment. His works include the poetry collections Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes, and Sun Under Wood; a book of essays on poetry, Twentieth Century Pleasures; and translations of the Polish poet, Czeslaw Milosz. His collection of poems entitled Time and Materials (2007) won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book of poetry is The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems. His newest book is The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass. Awarded the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, National Book Critics’ Circle Award (in 1984 and 1997), the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1973, and the 2014 Wallace Stevens Award, Robert Hass is a professor of English at UC Berkeley. During his tenure as United States Poet Laureate (1995-1997), Hass worked to improve American literacy and promoted environmental and arts education. MEG TYLER is Associate Professor of Humanities at Boston University and Chair of the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture. She writes about contemporary Irish and American poetry. Her publications include a book on Seamus Heaney (Routledge 2005) and a chapbook of poems (Poor Earth, Finishing Line Poems, 2014). Her essays and poems have been published in Literary Imagination, Kenyon Review and AGNI, among other journals. She was the 2012 Fulbright Visiting Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Innsbruck.