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In the concluding episode of their acclaimed series, Seamus Perry and Mark Ford confront Robert Lowell: the Boston Brahmin for whom poetry trumped every other consideration, and whose Cold War ‘confessionalism’ came to exemplify a generation of Americans’ collective trauma; the poet who changed everything, but whose star has somehow fallen. But, Perry and Ford conclude, it will – like this podcast, we hope – rise again. (Image: Creative Commons, Lowell at the Grolier Poetry Bookshop in Harvard Square, 1965)
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Online Extra · 20 August 2019 » Lowell Studies