September 22, 1989, Page 1, The Courier
|Literary Festival features
14 acclaimed writers, poets
|Fourteen nationally acclaimed
writers and poets will give readings of their work during the university's
12th Annual Literary festival Oct. 2-5.
Among them are: Carolyn Forche, winner of the Yale Younger Poets and the Lamont Poetry awards; Bill Tremblay, author of "Second Sun: New and Selected Poems" and "Duhamel;" Barry Lopez, author of the best-seller "Arctic Dreams;" and Paule Marshall novelist and adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University. Also appearing will be Tony Ardizzone, former director of the Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion and currently a faculty member at Indiana University.
|Writers face demands on them to
act as voices."
Forche teaches at George Mason University and is currently working on a novel, a collection of prose essays and a third collection of poetry.
Tremblay is the author of five books of poetry. His book, "Duhamel: Ideas of Order in Little Canada," is a collection of poems in the voice of a French-Canadian painter living in New England. The book has been praised for its "harsh complex clarity" and "paradoxically tender compassion." In the words of one critic, "Bill Tremblay offers a unique testament to a world whose brutal fragility has found no other way to speak."
Tremblay teaches at Colorado State University.
|Forche, described as a "spellbinding, fascinating" reader, is well-known for her book, "The Country Between Us," in which many of the poems are based on her travels in El Salvador. The book won the Lamont||
|Widely praised for both his nature writing
and his fiction, Lopez has been 'called a writer who "goes to the wilderness
to clarify a great deal about civilization."
He is best-known book is 'Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape" (1987),
|Poetry Award from the Academy of American Poets. It also established her as a spokeswoman for what has come to be called "poetry as witness," which is based on her belief that poetry should speak to the most serious questions of society. Poets must not trivialize human concerns||which won the National ' Book
Award in nonfiction. It has been called "a lyrical geography and natural
history, an account of Eskimo life, and a history of northern explorations"
(See LITERARY FESTIVAL, page 4)
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"reflection about the meaning of mankind's encounter with
the planet ..."