Robert Lowell kept a double bed in his study
Plus: Advice on unlocking yourself
It’s National Poetry Month! Last week, we looked at Anne Sexton’s quest for just a little writing time. This week, Robert Lowell, supine poet.
Robert Lowell (1917–1977)
In the book With Robert Lowell and his Circle, Lowell’s third wife, Caroline Blackwood, remembered the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet’s working habits:
What he did all day was lie on a bed—he liked working on beds—revising his revisions. With a bottle of milk! He had a double bed in his study because he was such a large man he really needed to sprawl and see all the pages.