In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Partnership with the William Meredith Foundation will present Marathon, a film that chronicles portions of the life of William Meredith, past United States Poet Laureate. William Meredith suffered a severe stroke but recovered and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Award and the LA Times Book Award. The screening of Marathon will be followed by a Q&A with Richard Harteis, Meredith's partner and creator of the film. Learn more about William Meredith on the Academy of American Poets website: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/121 or visit the William Meredith Foundation.
April 5th, 2012
De Hoernle Lecture Hall, Lynn University
3601 N. Militray Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
For more information including a trailer of the film: http://williammeredithfoundation.org/marathon-the-movie.htm
William Meredith was United States Poet Laureate 1978-1980. Born in 1919 in New York City, he graduated in 1940 from Princeton University, where he first began to write poetry. He served as a naval pilot during the Second World War and the Korean War. Meredith is the author of nine books of poetry. “Effort at Speech” won the National Book Award in 1987, and “Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.