Pale Fire

February 24, 2017 | 1 book mentioned

You can’t write about Robert Lowell without writing about mental illness — the poet went through many stretches of mania and psychosis in his life. In the Washington PostMichael Dirda reads a “medico-biography” of Lowell, which takes a full measure of his lifelong illness and its consequences.

is a staff writer for The Millions and an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he studied literature and worked in IT while living in Dublin, Ireland. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.

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