15th Annual Literary Festival
15th Annual Literary Arts Festival
Old Dominion University
October 4-8, 1992

DIANE ACKERMAN

Diane Ackerman, poet and nature writer, has cavorted with whales in Argentina, studied bats in the deserts of Texas, and scouted out rare albatrosses on Japan's Torishima Island. Her non-fiction bestseller, A Natural History of the Senses is a meticulously researched celebration of hearing, vision, smell, taste and touch. Her Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems was named a Notable Book of the Year in 1991 by the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of Reverse Thunder a dramatic poem on the life of a sixteenth century Mexican nun, Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, from which the staged reading for the Literary Arts Festival has been adapted.  [extracted from 1992 brochure]

Diane Ackerman 1992 brochure photo
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