A Poetry Reading and Conversation with Grey Gowrie, Tues., Nov. 5, 5:30 pm

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A Poetry Reading and Conversation with Grey Gowrie

Tuesday, November 5 at 5:30 pm at Boston University’s Editorial Institute, 143 Bay State Road

Grey Gowrie was born in Dublin in 1939. He taught English and American literature at Harvard and University College London. He has been a cabinet minister, chairman of Sotheby’s, chairman of the Arts Council of England, and Provost of the Royal College of Art. Third Day: New and Selected Poems, was a UK Poetry Book Society Recommendation and a Book of the Year in the Guardian and the Observer. The American edition of his book, Third Day: New and Collected Poems, is published by Sheep Meadow Press. Gowrie “over and over again creates piercing beauty out of his circumstances, which become ours. The reverberant book of his life is thrilling to read” (Jonathan Galassi). “Gowrie, like Byron, is a wit” (Jon Stallworthy).

Gowrie will read from his poems and discuss Robert Lowell, Charles Olson, and Basil Bunting, among others.

RSVP to Lesley Moreau, lmoreau@bu.edu