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Poet Gregory Orr To Read From New Collection Feb. 22 At U.Va.

January 30, 2001 -- Award-winning poet Gregory Orr, professor of English at the University of Virginia and longtime teacher in the English Department's Creative Writing Program, will read from his newest poetry collection, "Orpheus and Eurydice," at the U.Va. Bookstore on Thursday, Feb. 22. The 8 p.m. reading is free and open to the public.

His poetry has appeared in the Paris Review, the American Poetry Review, Pequod, the New Yorker and many other magazines. He is the author of eight poetry collections, two critical books, "Stanley Kunitz: An Introduction to the Poetry" and "Richer Entanglements: Essays and Notes on Poetry and Poems," and is co-editor of "Poets Teaching Poets: Self and the World." He has won the YM-YWHA Poetry Center's Discovery Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many awards. He serves as poetry consultant to the Virginia Quarterly Review.

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