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James TatePoet James Tate, U.Va.'S Rea Visiting Writer, Will Give A Talk April 11 And A Reading April 13

March 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.

The 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 Bookstore.

In 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.

He 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.

During 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.

For additional information contact the U.Va. Creative Writing Program at (804) 924-6675.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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