Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thought for the Day

From now on, my mind's autumn!
~ Robert Lowell

Quoted from Second Stanza of "The Ruined Garden" in Imitations (1961) in Robert Lowell Collected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003), Frank Bidart and David Gewanter, Eds., page 238

Robert Lowell (1917-1977), American Poet, Translator, Playwright; U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poery to Library of Congress, 1947-1948; Winner, Pulitzer Prize, 1947 and 1974; Winner, National Book Award, 1960

Helen Vendler, "The Two Robert Lowells", The New York Review of Books, April 20, 2017

Max Liu, "Robert Lowell at 100: Why His Poetry Has Never Been More Relevant", The Guardian (Books Blog), March 2017

Frederick Seidel, "Robert Lowell, The Art of Poetry No. 3" (Interview), The Paris Review, Winter-Spring 1961

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