1st Annual ARTS Reunion at ODU: September 25-29, 1978


Anthony Hecht, 1st Annual Arts Reunion


Anthony Hecht

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Arts and Letters Auditorium, Room 104

Author/Artist Bio

Anthony Hecht has taught at various colleges and is now at the University of Rochester. He was a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and has been a Guggenheim Fellow twice. His works include A Summoning of Stones, The Seven Deadly Sins: Poems, The Hard Hours, Millions of Strange Shadows, and the translation Seven Against Thebes. In 1968 he received the Pulitzer Prize.


Reading by Anthony Hecht: The Pulitzer Prize winning poet read from The Hard Hours, Millions of Strange Shadows, and other works at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 1978 in the Arts and Letters Auditorium, Room 104.

Hecht also held a poetry workshop where he discussed the poetic process and commented on selected student poetry. The workshop was on Tuesday, September 26, 1978 at 2:30 p.m. in the Webb Center, Rooms 154-156.

On Tuesday, September 26, 1978 at 8:15 p.m. in the Technology Building Theater, there was a performance by Frank Glazer and Anthony Hecht. Two exceptional artists combined their talents in a unique performance of music and literature. Messrs. Glazer and Hecht blended selections from a variety of writers, including Pope, Joyce, and Bishop, with musical compositions by Scarlatti , Bach , Schoenberg and others.


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