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Posts Tagged ‘Robert Lowell’
North & South February 21, 2017: Composed of rustic landscapes public parks are partly dreamscapes set off for communal sharing. —Susan Howe, from “Vagrancy in the Park” “You are my brother” —William Faulkner, [...]
A Valentine’s Day Medley of Literary Couples February 14, 2017: Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers. To celebrate, we’d like to direct your attention to Literary Hub, where Emily Temple has compiled a list of the most (and least) beautiful, erudite, [...]
Robert Lowell’s ‘Sexual Romanticism’ February 5, 2016: The New Republic’s Michelle Dean writes about Robert Lowell’s relationship with his wife, novelist Elizabeth Hardwick, in “Love, Actually.” Quite a header. Though they were [...]
It’s On! Dear Elizabeth Opens This Weekend at Berkeley Rep. May 29, 2013: That’s right! Acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl’s newest play opens this weekend at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and it’s based on the three-decades-long letter correspondences between [...]
Jeffrey Yang Leads Us into the Abyss March 20, 2013: “I used to keep a list of books in which ‘the abyss’ appeared — the physical-metaphorical-metaphysical-condition-of-the-bottomless-existence-of-our-darkest-nightmares-realized abyss,” [...]
Robert Lowell and Flannery O’Connor, a Love Story March 5, 2013: Carlene Bauer’s latest novel imagines the what-coulda-been love story between Robert Lowell and Flannery O’Connor. Though the two were indeed penpals, their epistolary relationship never [...]
From the Archives of Frieze: Ashbery Interview February 8, 2013: This week, we’re all about archives–see our recent post on a Bob Perelman feature from the archives of Jacket. We’ve only just begun to peruse the archives of Frieze, and already [...]
Robert Lowell Reading in 1957 September 17, 2012: Another gem from Silliman’s blog. Head on over and hear Robert Lowell reading at San Francisco State University in 1957. Happy Monday!
REPENT! NYRB On Why We Write Poems About the Apocalypse August 27, 2012: Malise Ruthven’s latest for The New York Review of Books wonders at the power of contemplating an apocalypse, religiously, politically, and poetically. He opens with a Robert Lowell’s [...]
Don’t Wax the Poem April 1, 2010: Nerdiness is flashing a full frontal when you haven’t waxed and aren’t really an exhibitionist.