A fresh and illuminating New Selected Poems published in the centenary year of one of the most honoured American poets of the twentieth century.
Robert Lowell was born in Boston in 1917. He attended Harvard University and Kenyon College, where he received his B.A. in 1940. He was the dominant poetic voice of his era. Lowell died in New York City in 1977. Katie Peterson is the author of three collections of poetry, This One Tree, Permission, and The Accounts. She lives in California and teaches at the University of California at Davis.