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Two Roberts- Frost and Lowell

Today we explored the contrasting worlds of Robert Frost and Robert Lowell, two iconic poets of North America who have done so much to “Sing America” in the Twentieth Century. 382 more words

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Robert Lowell

Skunk Hour

For Elizabeth Bishop

Nautilus Island’s hermit
heiress still lives through winter in her Spartan cottage;
her sheep still graze above the sea.
Her son’s a bishop. 263 more words


"It took Bidart years to understand that anything that went through him could be included in a poem...."

Good New Yorker article on Frank Bidart which talks, among other things, about the way he found surrogate parents in Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop: 182 more words

My Pulitzer Prediction

Okay, I’m going out on a limb here, but, I called it once before. I had a chance about ten years back to interview for radio, the novelist Jeffrey Eugenides, for his book,  78 more words


Dolphin by Robert Lowell

My Dolphin, you only guide me by surprise,
a captive as Racine, the man of craft,
drawn through his maze of iron composition
by the incomparable wandering voice of Phèdre. 86 more words


For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell

Relinquunt Ommia Servare Rem Publicam.

(They gave up all to serve the Republic.)

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows are boarded. 478 more words


Robert Lowell

One dark night,
my Tudor Ford climbed the hill’s skull;
I watched for love-cars . Lights turned down,
they lay together, hull to hull,
where the graveyard shelves on the town. 50 more words