September 26, 2017
PRESENTED BY YALE CREATIVE WRITING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
CO-SPONOSORED BY THE YALE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN LITERATURE AT THE BEINECKE RARE BOOK LIBRARY
One of America’s most celebrated poets, Frank Bidart is the author of many collections of poetry, including Desire, Stardust, and Metaphysical Dog, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, the 2014 PEN/Voelcker Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent collection is Half-Light: Collected Poems, 1965-2016. His work has garnered numerous awards, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, the Shelley Award from the Poetry Society of America, and The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry’s Lifetime Recognition Award. He teaches at Wellesley College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.