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Love Fame & Existential Despair

I first learned about 20th century American poet John Berryman from Louise Gluck’s book Proofs and Theories; Gluck was impressed with the way Berryman swung through personas, effortlessly transitioning between one and another. 2,156 more words


Elizabeth Bishop and a Poet's Loneliness

I have a close personal friend in Oregon that I’ve known for decades and kept in touch with him as he pursued a career in teaching English literature at a small college on the coast.  441 more words

Poetry And Prose

Robert Lowell Profile on RTÉ's Arena

On the 2nd of March I visited RTÉ’s Arena to do a profile on Robert Lowell for the week of his centenary.

Lowell was a poet I thought I knew, but it was great to have an opportunity to revisit the work with the intention of trying to put together a broad overview of the work. 52 more words

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“Cut off from the sight of God, modern man wanders about in his Land of Unlikeness, driven by greed and cruelty.”

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A Note on Robert Lowell and Frank O'Hara

Today is the 100th birthday of Robert Lowell, which has sparked a little flurry of attention to Lowell and his legacy, as has a new… 778 more words

Frank O'Hara

ON THIS DAY: March 1, 2017

March 1st  is

Black Women in Jazz & the Arts Day

Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

World Compliment Day

Horse Protection Day

National Pig Day * 1,298 more words