writers coming this semester
highly regarded creative writers will give talks or readings on
Grounds in the coming months.
Doty, Rea Visiting Writer in Poetry, was scheduled to talk about
the craft of poetry Feb. 13, but the talk has been postponed.
He will read from his work Feb. 15. Doty has won several awards
for his two nonfiction books and five poetry collections, the
most recent of which include Sweet Machine (1998) and My Alexandria
(1993), which focuses on the AIDS crisis.
poet and U.Va. English
professor Gregory Orr will read from his new collection of poetry,
Orpheus and Eurydice, Feb. 22. Orr is the author of eight poetry
collections, as well as two critical books.
events are held at 8 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore mezzanine and
are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. The series
is sponsored by the English department's Creative Writing Program.
Poet John Hollander, the Peters Rushton Visiting Writer, will
read from his work March 2. His most recent books include Figurehead,
Selected Poetry and Tesserae.
writer Christopher Tilghman, author of In a Father's Place, Mason's
Retreat, and The Way People Run: Stories, will give a reading
Margot Livesy, Rea Visiting Writer in Fiction, will be at U.Va.
April 3-5. Her novels include Criminals and The Missing World.
Pastan, whose most recent book is Carnival Evening: New and Selected
Poems: 1968-1998, will read her poetry April 4 in the Jordan Hall
Auditorium. Her visit is co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine
program and the School of Nursing.