James Tate, U.Va.'S Rea Visiting Writer, Will Give A Talk April
11 And A Reading April 13
21, 2000 -- James Tate, winner of both the Pulitzer
Prize and National Book Award for poetry, will be the Rea Visiting
Writer in Poetry at the University of Virginia in April.
author of more than two dozen books, and widely praised for his
ingenuity, verbal energy and unique style, Tate will make two public
presentations at U.Va. He will give an informal talk on the craft
of poetry on Tuesday, April 11, and will read from his work on Thursday,
April 13. Both events will be at 8 p.m. in the University
1966, at the age of 23, Tate won the prestigious Yale Younger Poets
Award for "The Lost Pilot" and soon established himself
as one of the leading poets of his generation.
won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his "Selected Poems."
He won the National Book Award for poetry in 1994 for "Worshipful
Company of Fletchers." In 1995 he was awarded the Tanning Prize
from the Academy of American Poets.
his visit he will work with students in the U.Va. English
Department's Creative Writing Program. The Rea Visiting
Writer Program is sponsored by the Dungannon Foundation and the
Henry Hoyns Fund.
additional information contact the U.Va. Creative Writing Program
at (804) 924-6675.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856