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Discussion of Robert Frost's Mountain Interval, April 13
WHAT: Three contemporary poets and critics will participate in a reading of Robert Frost's volume of poems Mountain Interval and discuss its major themes. This is the first in a series of poetry readings sponsored by the Columbia University Heyman Center for the Humanities and featuring prominent literary scholars.

David Bromwich is Housum Professor of English at Yale University and specializes in romanticism and modern poetry. Frequently a writer for publications such as The New Republic, Raritan, Dissent and the Journal of Philosophy, Bromwich has edited several books, most recently a collection of Edmund Burke's writings, On Empire, Liberty, and Reform. His books include Politics by Other Means, Disowned by Memory: Wordworth's Poetry of the 1790s and Skeptical Music: Essays on Modern Poetry. Bromwich received the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000.

A teacher, critic, poet and translator, Richard Howard has published 12 volumes of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. A prominent translator of French literature, Howard is a professor of professional practice at the School of the Arts and received the American Book Award in 1983 for his translation of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal . The 1996 MacArthur Fellowship winner is also former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and former Poet Laureate of New York. His numerous honors include the Levinson Prize, the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Literary Award and the Ordre National du Mérite.

Independent of her distinguished lineage -- she is the daughter of American novelist Robert Penn Warren -- Rosanna Warren is a highly lauded poet and translator. Warren is the Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Professor in the Humanities at Boston University where she specializes in comparative literature. She translated Euripides' The Suppliant Women and has also edited several books, including The Art of Translation: Voices from the Field. Warren is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and was honored with the Award of Merit in Poetry by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 at 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, located on the north end of Columbia's main campus, on 120 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue . The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rebecca Hanger at (212) 854-4270.

The Heyman Center for the Humanities was established in 1981 to encourage research in the liberal arts. The center is responsible for integrating the various disciplines in the humanities at Columbia and for organizing conferences and workshops of interdisciplinary interest.

Published: Apr 01, 2005
Last modified: Apr 12, 2005

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