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Robert Lowell and Marianne Moore: Back to the Beginning

Words at Kings Place
Spoken Word / Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 7:00pm / Hall One
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Why do we revisit our pasts? In the centenary anniversary year of Robert Lowell’s birth and the publication of the New Collected Poems of Marianne Moore, Poet in the City partner with Faber Members to explore the processes of revision of these two seminal poets, and the impulse of humanity to revisit the past. Bringing together talk, performance, and psychology, Dr. Fiona GreenDr. Susie Orbach, Declan Ryan and Geoffrey Streatfeild interrogate the human psyche through the work of these great American poets.


Dr. Fiona Green
is a Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Jesus College. Specialising in American poetry and history, Fiona is the author of publications such as ‘Marianne Moore and the Hidden Persuaders’, in Writing for The New Yorker: critical essays on an American periodical, and ‘Form in Modernist Poetry’, in The Cambridge History of Modernist Poetry, eds. Alex Davis and Lee M. Jenkins. 

Dr. Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist and writer. With Luise Eichenbaum, Orbach created the Women’s Therapy Centre in 1976 and the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, a training institute in New York, in 1981. She has been a consultant for The World Bank and the NHS. Her groundbreaking first book, Fat is a Feminist Issue, remains one of the most widely read texts of the British women’s liberation movement. 

Declan Ryan was born in Mayo, Ireland and lives in London. His debut pamphlet was published in the Faber New Poets series in 2014. He reviews regularly for the TLS and Los Angeles Review of Books. Recently, his essay on Robert Lowell’s work was published on the Faber website to commemorate his centenary.

Geoffrey Streatfeild is an English actor and has worked extensively in film, television, stage, and radio. As well as starring in hit BBC series Spooks and The Thick of it, Geoffrey’s notable film and TV roles also include The Other Boleyn Girl and Kinky Boots. On stage, Geoffrey has appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Histories’ company in many roles including Prince Hal/Henry V and Richard III.

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