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The award-winning poet and finalist for the Pultizer Prize visited Smith. Read about his life and work...

Frank Bidart


Bidart has published six volumes of poetry, most recently Star Dust, a finalist for the National Book Award. Star Dust incorporates the 2002 sequence “Music Like Dirt,” the first chapbook ever to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
7:30 pm Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Poetry Reading

Supported by Peggy Block Danziger ’62 & Richard Danziger.

For more information, please consult the Poetry Center at Smith College, or read the press release posted on Smith College News Releases.

book cover: Star Dust          book cover: In the Western Night

A student and friend of Robert Lowell’s at Harvard, Bidart edited, with David Gewanter, The Collected Poems of Robert Lowell. Beginning in 1973 with Golden State, which was chosen for the Braziller Series, Bidart has published six volumes of his own, including In the Western Night and Desire. In 2000, the Academy of American Poets presented him with the Wallace Stevens Award, recognizing a career that has spanned more than thirty years. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bidart lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and teaches at Wellesley College.

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Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.


Biography in Context
Includes an entry from Contemporary Authors, updated 2005; and Contemporary Poets, updated 2001.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for to find or link to poems, articles, and reviews. Use SC Links  to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Internet Site Access
American Academy of Poets
Includes poems, articles, and book reviews
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (Macmillan group)
Publisher of books by Frank Bidart


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