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Poet 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.

St. 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 Room.

A major 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.

He’ll meet with U.Va. students during his week as the Rea Visiting Writer in the English department’s Creative Writing Program.

For additional information, contact the Creative Writing Program at (434) 924-6675.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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