UD and Richard Wilbur – Humility and Poetry

Katie Davern, senior at the University of Dallas, recently wrote an article about Richard Wilbur’s relationship with the school. She talked to several alums (including me!) who had studied Wilbur and written to him, and included our perspectives. She does such a great job.

I will always treasure the letter Richard Wilbur wrote in response to me.

Dr. Roper, one of my English professors, says of Wilbur: “What’s really wonderful is that the really warm, generous spirit you see in the poems is confirmed in the man” (Davern).

So true.

If you’re interested, go check out the article on the University News website!

“UDers enjoy a special connection to famous poet” by Katie Davern

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Richard Wilbur source: jackrichardsmith.com

 

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One response to “UD and Richard Wilbur – Humility and Poetry

  1. Will

    You got a letter from Richard Wilbur?! What did he say? I hope you’ve got it framed somewhere…he’s an incredibly good poet, and I’m glad to hear he’s also a good man!

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