Robert Pack, a former DIrector of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (1973–95), Middlebury College Professor (1964–96), and Consulting Editor for NER (1982–83), celebrates six decades of his work with the publication of New & Selected Poems • 1954–2013. “One finds a poignancy and a sorrow, laced always with a profound sense of humor, on page after
page . . .”—Paul Mariani
Pack continues to explore his major themes of family and friendship, the natural world, and art and music. “Pack, as always, exhibits a technical mastery that has all but disappeared from recent poetry. His meters are relaxed, creating an unusual suppleness and ease in his anecdotal narratives. This is an exceptionally readable book. The story poems are deeply moving, filled with great tenderness, charm, and wit.”—Mark Strand
Robert Pack held the Chair of Distinguished Faculty Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Middlebury College where he taught for over thirty years, served as the Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference from l973 to 1994, and also taught at Middlebury’s graduate school of English, The Bread Loaf School, for over three decades. He the the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently Laughter Before Sleep (University of Chicago Press, 2011), Still Here, Still Now (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and a book of essays, Willing to Choose (Lost Horse Press, 2007).
To Love That Well (Lost Horse Press, 2013) can be ordered through www.washington.edu/uwpress or your independent bookseller.