Harpo and the Clown of God: The Seven-Storied Friendship of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax, a plenary lecture by Michael N. McGregor at the 15th General Meeting of the ITMS, held at St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY, June 16, 2017.
NB: The live presentation included a slideshow that is not included because of copyright limitations.
Michael N. McGregor is the author of Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax (Fordham University Press, 2015). His writings on Lax and Merton have appeared in a variety of publications, including Poetry, Poets & Writers Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, The Merton Annual, and The Merton Journal. In 2017, he retired as a Professor of Creative Writing and English at Portland State University.