Robert M. Gay Memorial Lecture by Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky will present, "Foundling Culture: A Poetry Reading"

Starts:  3/17/2016  5:00 PM
Ends: 3/17/2016 6:30 PM
Location: M501/502

The English Department presents the annual Robert M. Gay Memorial Lecture. This year's speaker is Robert Pinsky who will be presenting "Foundling Culture: A Poetry Reading," on Thursday, March 17th at 5pm in M501/502. 

Robert Pinsky is one of America’s foremost poet-critics. Elected Poet Laureate of the United States in 1997, his three-year tenure was marked by ambitious efforts to prove the power of poetry – not just as an intellectual pursuit in the ivory tower, but as a meaningful and integral part of American life. His Selected Poems was published in 2011. His previous books of poetry include Gulf Music (2008), Jersey Rain (2000), The Want Bone (1990) and The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996. Pinsky co-edited Americans’ Favorite Poems: The Favorite Poem Project Anthology with Maggie Dietz (2000). His best-selling translation The Inferno of Dante (1994) was a Book-of-the-Month-Club Editor’s Choice. Pinsky has won many awards and honors including the William Carlos Williams Prize, the Harold Washington Award from the City of Chicago, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the PEN American Center.