The Poetry Jam held from April 11-12, 1978 was a precursor to the annual literary festival, which began the same year.
- Richard Wilbur has published ten volumes of poetry, including Things of This World, The Poems of Richard Wilbur, and recently released The Mind Reader. He has authored two translations, an operetta, several plays, children's books, and numerous critical articles. Currently a Professor of English at Smith College and editor of the Wesleyan University Poetry Series, Wilbur has received numerous prizes and awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and the Prix de Rome.
- W. D. Snodgrass is currently the Visiting Poet at Old Dominion University. He is the author of Heart's Needle, After Experience, and The Fuhrer Bunker, as well as a pseudonymous book. In addition to these volumes of poetry, Snodgrass has published a collection of critical essays and several translations. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and numerous other awards, including the Guiness Poetry Award, an Academy of American Poets fellowship, and the Centennial Medal of the Government of Rumania.
- Since 1973, Dave Smith has published three volumes of poetry, Mean Rufus Throw Down, The Fisherman's Whore, and Cumberland Station. His works include numerous stories and critical essays. Editor of the poetry journal The Back Door, Smith is currently Director of Creative Writing at the University of Utah. He is a native of Virginia.
- Poetry Workshop Members: Holly Bond, Donna Curd, Chris Davis, Jane Ellen Glasser, Janice Kennedy, Walter Martin, Michael McLane, Kevin Mulligan, Virginia Porter, Carolyn Rhodes, Ruth Sherman, Lu Steger, Jay Thiemeyer, and Lynda Yates.
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Publications Department, Old Dominion University, "Brochure: 1978 Poetry Jam" (1978). 1st Annual ARTS Reunion at ODU: September 25-29, 1978. 3.