Who is Robert Lowell?

Robert Lowell

Robert "Cal" Traill Spence Lowell IV (March 1, 1917 – September 12, 1977) was an American poet, considered to be one of the founders of the confessional poetry movement. He was appointed the sixth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress where he served from 1947 until 1948. He won the Pulitzer Prize in both 1947 and 1974, the National Book Award in 1960, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977.

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Robert Giroux - Career
... in turn introduced him to her husband, Robert Lowell, who was trying to find a publisher for his second book of poems ... Impressed by Lowell's manuscript, Giroux published the collection Lord Weary's Castle immediately, and it went on to win the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for ... In a PBS documentary on Lowell, Giroux states that it was the most successful book of poems that he ever published ...
John Berryman - Poetry
... In this sense, his poetry had much in common with the poetry of his friend, Robert Lowell ... Literary Supplement hailed it as a path-breaking masterpiece poet Robert Fitzgerald called it 'the poem of his generation.'" Edward Hirsch observed that "t ... the novelist Saul Bellow and the poets Robert Lowell and William Meredith, offered high praise for a number of the Love Fame poems ...
Robert Lowell - Further Reading
... Robert Lowell A Biography, Faber Faber, 1982 ... Lowell, Robert ... Lost Puritan A Life of Robert Lowell ...

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    “There is Lowell, who’s striving Parnassus to climb
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