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Dante's Inferno, Canto XIII

Robert Pinsky

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Format: Book Reading

Length: 9 minutes

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reads Canto XIII from his translation of Dante's Inferno. This reading is a part of an ongoing public reading of the Divine Comedy organized by the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Center for Italian Culture in Newton, Massachusetts.

Pinsky is a professor at Boston University and was United States poet laureate from 1997-2000. He is the author of six books of poetry, including The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996, which won the 1997 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize nominee. His translation of The Inferno received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award.

Presenter(s): Robert Pinsky

Date: March 11, 2002

Location: Devlin Hall 008, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Lowell Lecture Series

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/pinsky/

The information on this page is accurate as of March 2002