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Annual Merrill Lecture: Jorie Graham
September 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jorie Graham is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including The End of Beauty, Sea Change, and The Dream of the Unified Field (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry). One of the most celebrated writers of the American post-war generation, in the words of The New York Times “[Graham] is to post-1980 poetry what Bob Dylan is to post-1960 rock: she changed her art form, moved it forward, made it able to absorb and express more than it could before. It permanently bears her mark.” Her honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the 2017 Wallace Stevens Award. She is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric at Harvard and the first woman to hold a chair that goes back to John Quincy Adams. Her latest collection, Fast, was published last year.