The Culture Gabfest is doing a live show in Boston, and Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner will be joined on stage by poet Robert Pinsky, former United States poet laureate and author of several books of and about poetry, most recently Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying With the Masters.
Pinsky is a longtime contributor to Slate, having served for many years as Slate’s poetry editor and writting about Hillary Clinton’s 1969 commencement speech at Wellesley, how Moby Dick wrecked Herman Melville’s career, and how Sir Walter Raleigh was the master of the poetic takedown—among many other topics.
Tickets are still available for the show at the Wilbur Theatre on Oct. 20. The live Culture Gabfest will be recorded at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Slate Plus members will receive 30 percent off ticket purchases.