robert creeley

robert creeley

THE CREELEY COLLECTIVE: A Community Gathering to Celebrate the Selected Letters of Robert Creeley

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At this informal gathering to celebrate the publication of The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley (U. Cal. Press, 2014), friends, family members and the editors of his letters shared stories about Creeley's years in Buffalo, his relationship to Cambridge and Harvard, his approach to writing and poetry readings, his role as a mentor and as a catalyst for poetic community, the significance of fatherhood and family life, and his final days in Marfa. The event opens with a brief excerpt from his 1987 reading at Harvard University (the full recording is available on the Poetry Room's Listening Booth at http://hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom/listeningbooth/poets/creeley.cfm). Participants included Penelope Creeley, Elsa Dorfman, Kaplan Harris, Fanny Howe, Ruth Lepson and Rod Smith. Date: March 24, 2014. For more information, visit hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom.