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How I Write: A Conversation with Albert Gelpi, Emeritus Professor of English

From 1968 through 2002, Albert Gelpi taught American literature, particularly American poetry, from its Puritan beginnings to the present day. Gelpi’s books include Emily Dickinson: The Mind of the Poet and The Tenth Muse: The Psyche of the American Poet,which centers on American Romantic poetry; its sequel, A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910–1950,continues the historical argument by relating American Modernist poetry to its Romantic antecedents. He is also the author ofLiving in Time: The Poetry of C. Day Lewis and has edited The Poet in America 1650 to the Present; Wallace Stevens: The Poetics of Modernism; Denise Levertov: Selected Criticism; and (with Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi) Adrienne Rich’s Poetry and Prose. With Robert Bertholf he edited The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov. His latest book is American Poetry After Modernism: The Power of the Word, and his next project is the selected prose of C. Day Lewis, The Golden Bridle.Join Hilton Obenzinger, an accomplished fiction and nonfiction writer and lecturer in the Stanford Department of English, American Studies Program, and Stanford Continuing Studies, as he engages Gelpi in conversation, focusing on the techniques, quirks, and joys of writing.



Wednesday, March 4, 2015. 07:30 PM


Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop Library


Continuing Studies




Free; no registration required.