Garrett named states
Virginia Gov. Mark Warner announced earlier this month that
he appointed George Garrett, U.Va.s Henry Hoyns Professor
Writing Emeritus, as the states poet laureate.
who was elected to emeritus status in January 2000, has published
seven volumes of poetry, as well as several novels and essays.
His most recent work was Days of Our Lives Lie in Fragments: New
and Old Poems 1957-1997. His Collected Poems was published in
1999, Garrett won the prestigious Aiken Taylor Award for Modern
American Poetry, a $10,000 prize given in honor of a distinguished
career. It is presented by the Sewanee Review, the nations
oldest literary quarterly.