David St. John, U.Va.’s Rea Visiting Writer, Will Offer A
Reading And Talk
February 14, 2003--
David St. John, award-winning poet and professor of English
at the University of Southern California, will present a reading
and a talk as this semester’s Rea Visiting Writer in poetry
at the University of Virginia the last week in February.
John, whose newest book is “Prism” (2002), will read
from his work at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the U.Va. Bookstore.
His informal talk and question-and-answer session on the craft of
poetry will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Newcomb Hall Commonwealth
voice in contemporary American poetry, St. John is the author of
six books, including “The Red Leaves of Night” (1999)
and “Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems”
(1994). His awards include a Discover/The Nation Prize, a Prix de
Rome fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and
a Guggenheim fellowship.
meet with U.Va. students during his week as the Rea Visiting Writer
in the English department’s Creative Writing Program.
additional information, contact the Creative Writing Program at
Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856