13th Annual Literary Festival
13th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 2-4, 1990

Toi Derricotte

Toi Derricotte has published three collections of poetry, most recently Captivity. Her previous collections are Natural Birth and The Empress of Death House. She is a recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as numerous other awards. Her work has appeared in many journals--American Poetry Review, New England/Breadloaf Quarterly, Ploughshares, and Iowa Review. Sharon Olds has described her work as "one of the most beautiful and necessary voices in American poetry today." She teaches at Old Dominion University.

Toi Derricotte will read from her poetry at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, in the Hampton-Newport News Room in Webb Center. [extracted from 1990 brochure] 

Toi Derricotte 1990 brochure photo

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