Robert Frost, Archibald MacLeish, and Mark Van Doren will deliver the Merris Gray Lectures on Modern Poetry this half-year, it was learned yesterday.
MacLeish, at present at Harvard in the capacity of Curator of the Nieman Collection of Modern Journalism, will deliver the first of the Morris Gray Lecture October 26, in Emerson D, at 4.30 o'clock. His part in the series will consist of reading his own poems.
Robert Frost who last year retired from his professorship of English at Amherst, will give the second poetry lecture some time in November. The nature of his talk has not yet been determined.
The third visiting poet will be Mark Van Doren who is speaking sometime in December, or January; the specific dates for Frost and Van Doren have not yet been established. Van Doren is the brother of Carl Van Doren, the literary critic of the New York Herald-Tribune.
The Lectures on Modern Poetry are provided by a gift of $10,000 to the University in 1920 by Morris Gray '06, Gray specified that the income was to be applied to the giving of occasional talks or lectures on modern poetry.