Poet-critic Alan Williamson here
as Rea Visiting Writer
Williamson, one of America’s most respected poets and literary
critics, will visit U.Va. in February as the Rea Visiting Writer
in the English Department. He will give a talk about the craft
of poetry on Feb. 24 and will read from his work Feb. 26. Both
presentations are open to the public and will be held at 8 p.m.
at the U.Va. Bookstore. He also will work with students in the
department’s Creative Writing Program.
Williamson, professor of English at the University of California-Davis,
is known for his meditative, accessible poetry, including “The
Muse of Distance,” “Res Publica” and “Love
and the Soul.” Among his highly praised critical books,
aimed at both an academic and general audience, is “Eloquence
and Mere Life: Essays on the Art of Poetry.”