Amherst President Martin to Class of 2014: “Celebrate What You Have Achieved and Ramify”

Submitted on Friday, 6/6/2014, at 3:27 PM

May 25, 2014

The members of Amherst’s Class of 2014 toss their
caps after receiving their degrees

“Now That We Are In It”

By Robert Bagg ’57


Now 91, Wilbur is a John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer at Amherst.

The Saver of Drafts

Richard Wilbur at Amherst College



Copyright Tsar Fedorsky 2011

Photo by Tsar Fedorsky (AC 1982)

Poet Richard Wilbur ’42 read selections from his work and that of the late James Merrill ’47.

A Poet Turns 90

A Second Life for the Amherst Political Union

May 2, 2011

by Adam Gerchick ’13

Nearly 300 students and members of the faculty filled the pews of Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, April 12, for a debate on the constitutionality of the Obama health-care law’s requirement that most Americans purchase health insurance or face a stiff fine.

Richard Wilbur '42 Celebrates His 90th Birthday

The John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner was honored at an event in Johnson Chapel. His career and/or the celebration were the focus of stories in the Republican and Wall Street Journal newspapers.

Richard Wilbur: A Poet Turns 90

Students, professors honor Richard Wilbur at poetry reading

It was not a typical 90th birthday party, but Richard Wilbur ’42 is hardly a typical 90-year-old. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Wilbur holds the same teaching position at Amherst that Robert Frost once did. To celebrate his becoming a nonagenarian, a poetry reading seemed only fitting.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center Fall Reading Series Announced

September 20, 2010

AMHERST, Mass—What follows are the dates, times and participants in the Amherst College Writing Center2010 Fall  Reading Series.