Literary Critic and Poet Helen Vendler of Harvard
to Give Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial
Renowned literary critic Helen Vendler will give the
Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Lecture for spring 2005.
Titled "The Yeatsian Sequence: Forms of Poetry in 'Nineteen
Hundred and Nineteen,'" the lecture will take place at 5:30
p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, in 110 Maryland Hall, Homewood
Attendees are asked to familiarize themselves with the
poem and have a copy in hand. It can be found on the
Writing Seminars' Web site at
Helen Vendler, the A. Kingsley Porter University
Professor at Harvard University, is the author of numerous
books of poetry criticism, including Soul Says, The
Music That Happens, The Breaking of Style, The Art of
Shakespeare's Sonnets, On Extended Wings, The Given and the
Made and, most recently, Poets Thinking: Pope,
Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats.
The Turnbull Lectures, given through the generosity of
a gift made in 1889 in memory of Percy Graeme Turnbull
(1878-87), have 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.
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