W. D. Snodgrass, 1st Annual Arts Reunion

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Riverview Playhouse, 3910 Granby St., Norfolk

Author/Artist Bio

W. D. Snodgrass is currently the Visiting Writer at Old Dominion University. He is the author of Heart's Needle, After Experience, and The Fuhrer Bunker, as well as the pseudonymous book Remains. In addition to these volumes of poetry. Mr. Snodgrass has published a collection of critical essays In Radical Pursuit and several translations. In 1967 he received the Pulitzer Prize.


Wednesday, September 27, 1978 at 8:00 p.m.

Reading By W. D. Snodgrass and The Fuhrer Bunker Staged By Paul Dicklin. Two firsts: For the first time since he came to Tidewater, Mr. Snodgrass reads selections from his book of poetry Remains which he published in 1970 under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons.

After the reading, Paul Dicklin, the Producing Director of the Riverview Playhouse, stages, for the first time anywhere, Mr. Snodgrass's The Fuhrer Bunker poems.

Snodgrass also participated in "Performance of the Painting" where Michael Mott discussed his works and then Sherri Brennen, the ODU Community Ballet, the Faculty Piano Trio, and the Pulitzer Prize winning poet W. D. Snodgrass provided an imaginative and dramatic rendering of Van Gogh's "Starry Night." The performance took place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 1978 in the Technology Building Theater.


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