Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU
24 West 12th Street, New York, NY
The poet Anthony Hecht returned from combat in WW II devastated by the horrors he had seen. Soon after, he established a lifelong connection to Italy that began with a move to the island of Ischia, and ended at the Bogliasco Foundation, where he wrote his final poems in 2004.
Building on research he developed during his 2017 Bogliasco residency, Johns Hopkins University Professor David Yezzi will discuss the crucial impact of Italian art and culture on Hecht’s personal and creative trajectory.