Poet John Hollander To Read At U.Va. March 2
13, 2001-- John Hollander, one of the countrys
best known poets, poetry scholars and anthologists, will present
a reading from his work on Friday, March 2, as the Peters Rushton
Visiting Writer at the University of Virginia. Hollander, who is
Sterling Professor of English at Yale and a former chancellor of
the American Academy of Poets, will read at 8 p.m. in the University
his first collection, "A Crackling of Thorns," was selected
in 1958 by W.H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, Hollander
has published some 16 additional books of poetry, including most
recently "The Figurehead." He is also the author of eight
critical works and collections of essays on poetry, including his
recent "The Poetry of Everyday Life."
has also edited several popular anthologies, including "Poems of
Our Moment" and "Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize."
He was a co-editor of "The Oxford Anthology of English Literature."
His numerous honors have included the Levinson Prize, a Bollingen
Prize, and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships. He is a member
Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Academy of American
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856