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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."

For more information about this event, contact the Writers' Workshop at 319 335-0416.

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