Author William Pritchard to Give Turnbull Memorial
Author and literary critic William H. Pritchard will give
the Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture at 5 p.m.
on Thursday, April 15, in 110 Maryland Hall on the Homewood
campus. He will speak on Randall Jarrell's poetry.
William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of
English at Amherst College, is the author of, among many
other works, Updike: America's Man of Letters
(2000), Talking Back to Emily Dickinson and Other
Essays (1998), English Papers: A Teaching Life
(1995), Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life (1990),
Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered (1984), Lives
of the Modern Poets (1980) and Wyndham Lewis
(1968). His most recent book of essays and reviews is
Shelf Life, published last year.
The Turnbull Poetry Lecture, given through the
generosity of a gift made in 1889 in memory of Percy Graeme
Turnbull (1878-87), has brought to Homewood some of the
most distinguished voices in American poetry and criticism,
including Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, W.H.
Auden, Charles Eliot Norton, R.P. Blackmur, Northrop Frye,
W.S. Merwin and Harold Bloom.
For more information, call the
Writing Seminars at 410-516-6286.
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