Frank Bidart - Lamont Poet, April 2013
Spring 2013 Lamont Poet
Reading at Assemby Hall
April 24th, 7:30pm
The most recent Lamont Poet, Frank Bidart, is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and National Book Award finalist. Since 1972, Mr. Bidart has been teaching at Wellesley College in Massachusetts where he currently holds the position of Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities. His most recent work, Metaphysical Dogs: Poems will be published April 30th.
Lamont Poetry Series
The Lamont Fund, established in 1982 by Corliss Lamont, Class of 1920, and Jacquelyn Thomas, former Academy Librarian, supports the Academy Library's Lamont Poetry Series. Two poets are invited each year to give readings of their poetry and to attend English classes.
The first Lamont Poet, on April 27, 1983, was Jorge Luis Borges. He has been followed by more than 50 others, ranging from Denise Levertov and Seamus Heaney to Yusef Komunyakaa and C.K. Williams.
Corliss Lamont (1902-1995)