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The Saver of Drafts


Copyright Tsar Fedorsky 2011

A Poet Turns 90

Amherst College to celebrate poet Richard Wilbur’s 90th birthday with readings by students and faculty

February 16, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—In celebration of his 90th birthday, Richard Wilbur, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate who holds the same teaching position at Amherst College that Robert Frost once did, will be honored with a reading of his poems and translations on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m., at Converse Hall’s Cole Assembly Room (his actual birthday is on March 1).

Looking for Miracles: A Conversation Between Richard Wilbur '42 and Ilan Stavans


Richard Wilbur ’42 is a former U.S. poet laureate, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of Things of This World and Advice to a Prophet. In the fall of 2008, he returned to his alma mater to teach.

The Poet Returns

imageRichard Wilbur '42 (left), a former U.S. poet laureate, has returned to Amherst to teach a poetry workshop with Professor David Sofield.By Emily Gold Boutilier