Lamont Poet Frank Bidart

metaphysicaldogOn April 24th the Academy will welcome Frank Bidart to campus as this spring’s Lamont Poet.  A Pulitzer Prize nominee and National Book Award finalist, Bidart has received numerous accolades and critical acclaim for his works, including the chapbook Music Like Dirt (2002) and his collection of poems Desire (1997).    His most recent work Metaphysical Dog: Poems (2013) is set to be released on April 30th, shortly after his visit to Exeter. 

Please join us for Frank Bidart’s reading on Wednesday April 24th at 7:30 p.m. The reading will be held in Assembly Hall, in the Academy Building on Front Street.  This is a free event open to the public.

The Academy’s Library Lamont Poetry Series is supported by the Lamont Fund, estabilished in 1982 by Corliss Lamont, Class of 1920 and Jaquelyn Thomas, former Academy Librarian.  In addition to a reading and class visits, each poet is photographed and asked to present the library with a manuscript poem.  A selection of these framed portraits and manuscripts are now on display on the 2nd floor of Phillips Hall.

To learn more about the Academy Library’s Lamont Poetry Series and the Spring 2013 Lamont Poet Frank Bidart, check our Lamont Poets guide