Part two of special Michigan Quarterly Review devoted to poets

January 10, 1997
Contact: Bernie DeGroat bernied@umich.edu

ANN ARBOR—A memoir of Robert Frost written by poet and University of Michigan alumnus X.J. Kennedy, who met the celebrated poet in the early 1960s, is featured in the second part of “The Poet’s Voice,” Michigan Quarterly Review‘s special double issue devoted entirely to the writings of poets.

Kennedy’s “Robert Frost Overheard” provides a glimpse of Frost’s genius as Kennedy writes about his encounter with the poet at a writers’ conference in Vermont and later at a poetry reading in Ann Arbor.

In addition to Kennedy’s piece, a poem titled “The Mango of Poetry” by U-M faculty member Lorna Goodison also is featured in the MQR special issue.

“The Poet’s Voice,” which includes the writings of more than 30 poets, is currently available in local bookstores and in the MQR office in Room 3032, Rackham Building. For more information, call (313) 764-9265.

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