Jim Simmerman, 15th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Jim Simmerman

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall

Author/Artist Bio

Jim Simmerman's books of poetry include Home, from Dragon Gate in 1983, which was picked by Raymond Carver as a Pushcart Writer's Choice selection, and Once Out of Nature, from Galileo Press in 1989, which was featured in the Best of the Small Presses Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. He has received poetry fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bread Loaf and Port Townsend Writers' Conferences. He directs and teaches in the creative writing program at Northern Arizona University.


Simmerman performed a poetry reading on Thursday, October 8, 1992 at 11:00 a.m. and participated in A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Poetry with Jane Miller, David Fenza, Janet Sylvester, and Phil Raisor at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater.


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