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Photo of Anthony Hecht crossing the Atlantic, circa 1950
History & Politics, Literature

Anthony Hecht’s Italian Journey

A Bogliasco Foundation Event

October 10, 2018
6:00 pm

In collaboration with the Bogliasco Foundation.

A lecture by David Yezzi, Johns Hopkins University.

The poet Anthony Hecht returned from combat in WWII devastated by the horrors he had seen. Soon after, he established a lifelong connection to Italy that began with a move to the island of Ischia, and ended at the Bogliasco Foundation, where he wrote his final poems in 2004.

Building on research he developed during his 2017 Bogliasco residency, Johns Hopkins University Professor David Yezzi will discuss the crucial impact of Italian art and culture on Hecht’s personal and creative trajectory.