25th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: September 30-October 5, 2002


Henry Taylor, 25th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Henry Taylor

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Featured Participant

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Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center Chandler Recital Hall

Author/Artist Bio

Henry Taylor is professor of Literature and co-director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C. His third collection of poems, The Flying Change, received the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; and his first two, The Horse Show at Midnight and An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards, have been reissued in one volume. His translations from Bulgarian, French, Hebrew, Italian, and Russian have appeared in many periodicals and anthologies; he has also published translations from Greek and Roman classical drama. His most recent collection of poems, Understanding Fiction: Poems 1986-1996, appeared in 1996.


Friday, October 4th, 2002 at 8:00 p.m.

Four of Virginia's (and the nation's) most honored poets gather for an unprecedented reading. With roots and long histories in Virginia, R. H. W. Dillard, George Garrett, Henry Taylor, and Ellen Bryant Voigt host a clambake (a poembake) in our own back yard.

Co-sponsored by New Virginia Review Inc. and Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts


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