Oct. 7 -20, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 17
Back Issues
Marshall wins award for discovering link between ulcers and bacteria
Board discusses diversity, salaries, benefits and more

Faculty Senate focuses on diversity issues

Beattie wins $30,000 Rea Award for the short story
Hot topics subject of education conference
Letter to the editor
Harvey sees his role as catalyst and coordinator
Tundra getting greener & warmer
Gorman releases new study of gender bias in hiring
Fiddlin' Beethoven
Lampkin family becomes Lawnies --- again
New additions will address space needs and highlight faculty design excellence
The many sides of 'In/Justice'
Poet W.S. Merwin to read on Oct. 13
Hugo live concert
Campaign struts Health System's stuff


Poet W. S. Merwin to read on Oct. 13

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
– W.S. Merwin

Pulitzer prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin has been writing for about 50 years, not only poetry, but also essays and translations. As the Peters Rushton Visiting Writer at U.Va., he will read from his work at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Hall auditorium on Oct. 13.

The son of a Presbyterian minister, he began writing hymns at the age of five. Well-known for his anti-Vietnam stance, he also speaks for nature and his adopted homeland of Hawaii. Merwin’s recent poetry is perhaps his most personal, arising from deeply held anti-imperialist, pacifist and environmentalist beliefs. Of some 30 books, his latest are “Migration: Selected Poems 1951-2001,” a new book of poems, “Present Company” and the memoir, “Summer Doorways.”


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