115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mid-Twentieth Century Poetry III (co-sponsored by the Robert Lowell Society)

Session Chair: 
William Mohr, California State University, Long Beach
Session 8: Saturday 3:05 – 4:35 pm
Henry 104


  1. Sarah-Jane Burton, Western Sydney University
    Robert Lowell’s  Life Studies has been acknowledged by critics and readers alike as a distinct rendering of the city of Boston and the Puritan tradition, bound by Western ideals. This paper argues that it is instead Lowell’s use of Eastern imagery that situates his poetic narrative in its Bostonian context.
  2. Mark Scott, Nara Women's University
    In the Clearing (1962) is the culmination of Robert Frost’s work. Every idea he ever had, every stand he ever made, every locution he ever favored, every tone he ever caught, is taken up in it and finished. It is the true test of Frost’s practice and theory of verse.  
  3. Mark Richardson, Doshisha University
    I will attend to the remarkable range, in form, style, and tone, that characterizes Robert Frost’s last great book of verse: A Witness Tree (1942).
Session Cancelled: