Grey Gowrie: “Heaney’s Great Contemporaries”, Tues. Oct. 28, BU Katzenberg Center

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Grey Gowrie has been a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council of England and Provost of the Royal College of Art. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Postcard from Don Giovanni (OUP, 1972), The Italian Visitor (Carcanet Press, 2013) and Third Day: New and Collected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013) as well as a book on the Irish painter, Derek Hill.

Poetry Series 2014-2015

Co-sponsored by the College of General Studies and the BU Center for the Humanities, the Poetry Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life. By presenting the work of both renowned and emerging poets, the series attempts to broaden our vision of poetry’s concerns and effects. In the past, the series has featured readings by Michael Longley, Jorie Graham, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Geoffrey Hill, Vona Groarke, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Marilyn Hacker, David Ferry, and Linda Gregg, among others.

All readings are free and open to the public. Please direct any questions to Meg Tyler,, 617-358-4199.