WRITER: ALEX CAREY
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 9, 2001
UI visiting faculty member Revell to read poetry Feb. 22
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Poet Donald Revell, a visiting faculty member in the UI
Writers' Workshop, will read from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in
Room 101, Biology Building East. The reading, which is sponsored by the workshop,
is free and open to the public.
Revell is the author of seven books. His most recent collection of poems,
"There Are Three," was published in 1998. He has received fellowships from
the Guggenheim Foundation and the Ingram-Merrill Foundation and has twice
won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Since 1994 Revell has been a professor of literature and creative writing
at the University of Utah. He has also taught at the University of Denver,
Ripon College in Wisconsin and the University of Tennessee. He has served
as a poetry editor for the Colorado Review since 1995.
Of Revell's collection "There Are Three," poet Michael Palmer says, "The
impossible, unanswerable question of grace, redemption, reprieve drives Revell'
s poems toward a pitch, and a grace, not often attained in our time. The urgency
of their appeal lingers in the mind long after the page has been turned."
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