NYU will host “Robert Lowell: Setting the River On Fire,” a lecture by Lowell biographer Kay Redfield Jamison, followed by a roundtable discussion celebrating the works of the acclaimed poet, on Wed., March 1.
New York University will host “Robert Lowell: Setting the River On Fire,” a lecture by Lowell biographer Kay Redfield Jamison, followed by a roundtable discussion celebrating the works of the acclaimed poet, on Wed., March 1, 7 p.m. at NYU School of Law’s Greenberg Lounge (40 Washington Square South [between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets]).
The event, which takes place on the 100th anniversary of Lowell’s birth, will feature: Kay Redfield Jamison, author of a new biography, Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire; Katie Peterson, editor of Lowell's New Selected Poems; Frank Bidart, National Book Critics Circle-winning poet and longtime associate of Lowell; poet and The New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon; and poet Ishion Hutchinson.
“Robert Lowell: Setting the River On Fire,” free and open to the public, will consider his impact on poetry and why he has remained a major presence in our literature after his death in 1977.
An RSVP is required at the event's registration page. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.998.4291. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (W. 4th St.).
The event, which will include a book signing of Jamison’s and Peterson’s new works, is sponsored by the Biography Seminar at NYU; the Center for the Study of Transformative Lives; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Lowell's publisher; Alfred A. Knopf, publishers of Kay Redfield Jamison; and the Poetry Society of America.
The New York University Biography Seminar was founded in the 1970s by Aileen Ward, the highly acclaimed biographer of John Keats. From its origin it has been a distinguished location for academic and career biographers to meet and discuss issues and projects in biography.
The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives at New York University fosters research, teaching, and education centering on the lives of exemplary individuals whose dedication, genius, and moral vision helped shape the course of human events. For more, please visit our website.