Poet-Critic Alan Williamson Will Present A Talk And Reading At
U.Va. As Rea Visiting Writer
February 2, 2004 --
Williamson, one of America’s most respected
poets and literary critics will visit the University of Virginia
week in February as the Rea Visiting Writer in the English Department.
He will give a talk about the craft of poetry on Tuesday, Feb.
24, and will read from his work on Thursday, Feb. 26. Both presentations
are open to the public and will be held at 8 p.m. at the U.Va.
professor of English at the University of California-Davis, is
known for his meditative, accessible poetry,
which has been
selected for the annual “Best American Poetry” collections.
His poetry books include “The Muse of Distance,” “Presence,” “Res
Publica” and “Love and the Soul.”
criticism is aimed at both an academic and general audience.
highly praised critical books are “Eloquence and
Mere Life: Essays on the Art of Poetry” and “Pity
the Monsters: the Political Vision of Robert Lowell.”
received at Ph.D. at Harvard and taught at U.Va. and Harvard
before joining the UC-Davis faculty in 1982. His
awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment
his U.Va. visit he will work with students in the English Department’s Creative Writing Program.
Writing Program , (434) 924-6675.