American poet Robert Lowell read from his poems and commented on them. A student said, after talking with him about his work, “Where else would I have had such an opportunity? We talked about Robert Lowell and his poetry for many days after the reading—over dinner, in the Retreat, walking between classes. Both our discussion and our intellectual lives were richer for the experience.” The Vassar Alumnae Magazine
Lowell’s Life Studies (1959) won the National Book Award for poetry in 1960.