For the Union Dead
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Check out this smattering of excerpts from academic essays on "For the Union Dead."
Check out the NYT archives for news about Robert Lowell.
Boston University gives a lecture in memory of Robert Lowell where tons of world-famous poets and critics speak. Pick and choose your favorites (it's two hours long!).
Check out fellow poet Frank Bidart's intro to, and interpretation of, the poem.
Hear a live recording of Lowell reading "For the Union Dead." Feel free to stop listening at the four-minute mark when the poem ends.
Here's a young Robert Lowell without his iconic glasses.
Lowell's in his element: surrounded by books.
Articles and Interviews
The literary journal Paris Review sits down to discuss teaching, criticism, and of course, poetry with Lowell.
A 1964 New York Times profile on Lowell by American poet Stanley Kunitz.
Publisher FSG puts two of Lowell's most famous collections together in one book.
This is a biography of Lowell's life, written by Paul Mariani in 1996.