Award Winning Poet Anthony Hecht to Speak at Yale

Poet Anthony Hecht, whose work has earned him a Pulitzer Prize and the Robert Frost Medal, will speak at a Master’s Tea and hold a reading at Calhoun College at Yale University on September 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Anthony Hecht, whose first book of poems, “A Summoning of Stones,” appeared in 1954, is the author of seven books of poetry, among them “The Transparent Man” (1990), “The Venetian Vespers” (1979), “Millions of Strange Shadows” (1977) and “The Hard Hours,” which received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1968. He was the 2000 winner of the Robert Frost Medal given by the Poetry Society of America.

Aside from his original works of poetry, Anthony Hecht has also written several volumes of essays and criticism, and is the editor of “The Essential George Herbert.” His books of critical essays include “Obbligati” (1986); “The Hidden Law” (1993), his study of the poetry of W.H. Auden; and “On the Laws of the Poetic Art” (1995), the Andrew W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, delivered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 1992.

Anthony Hecht has taught widely, most recently as University Professor in the Graduate School of Georgetown University, from which he has recently retired. His most recent collection is “The Darkness and the Light” (2001), and his “Collected Later Poems,” a companion volume to his “Collected Earlier Poems” (1990), will be published by Knopf in the Fall of 2003.

Calhoun College is located at 189 Elm Street. The event is free and open to the public.

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