WHITEHEAD is a past Guggenheim
Fellow and a former Breadloaf faculty member. He teaches creative
writing at the University of Arkansas. His publications include the
collection of poems Domains and the novel Joiner. He
is president of the AWP.
HALPERN is on the staff at Columbia University.
He is the founder of Antaeus magazine, editor of the American
Poetry Anthology. Halpern's publications include Traveling
on Credit, The Lady Knife-Thrower, Street Fire,
and Life Among Others. He is a board member of the AWP.
VOIGHT directs the MFA Writing Program
at Goddard College in Vermont. She is a poet whose work has been published
in The New Yorker and The American Poetry Review. She
has edited Arion's Dolphin. Her collection of poems Claiming
Kin was published in 1976. Voight is a board member of the AWP.
WRIGHT teaches writing at the University
of California at Irvine. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer
and a Guggenheim fellow. Wright's books include The Grave of the
Right Hand, The Venice Notebook, Hard Freight, Bloodlines
and, most recently, China Trace. He is a board member of the
MADDEN is Writer-in-Residence at Louisiana
State University. He has co-authored several texts on creative writing,
including Creative Choices, Studies in the Short Story,
the fourth edition of Studies in Short Fiction, and Poetic
Images in Six Genres. Madden is the author of Shadow Knows,
The Popular Cultural Explosion, and the novels Cassandra
Singing, Bijou, and The Suicide's Wife. He is a
board member of the AWP.
MATTHEWS teaches creative writing at the
University of Washington. He co-founded Lillabulero Press and edited
its literary magazine Lillabulero. His books include the poetry
collections Broken Syllables, Running the New Road,
The Cloud, Sleek for the Long Flight, Without a Mouth,
An Oar in the Old Water, Sticks and Stones, and Rising
and Falling, a book of translations. He is the vice president
of the AWP.
Reunion festival begins
series of events combining literature, art, music, drama and dance
as related arts will be presented Sept. 25-29 at ODU.
The first "Arts
Reunion" is sponsored by the ODU Department of English and
"Interplay: Expansion of the Arts." Interplay is a continuing
schedule of cultural events begun at ODU in 1976.
focus of the 'Arts Reunion' is on the literary arts," said
Dr. Philip Raisor, director of graduate studies in English at ODU.
"The basic assumption is that when writers pursue problems
and forms central to themselves and society, they will discover
points at which the arts can come together in harmony and grace."
Reunion" is an outgrowth of this assumption, according to Raisor,
and all events during the week will be open to the public without
be readings by Pulitzer Prize winning poets W. D. Snodgrass and
Anthony Hecht; readings by members of the board of directors of
the Associated Writing Programs who will be visiting ODU from seven
states; readings by students; music, poetry and dramatic performances;
workshops on poetry, fiction and non-fiction; panel discussions
on black writers and women writers and translations.
to these scheduled events during the "Arts Reunion," several
exhibits will be on display throughout the week in or near Webb
Center and in the Associated Writing Programs office in rooms 214-216
of the Batten Arts and Letters Building. The Book Bus, a traveling
display of small press publications from the Visual Studies Workshop
in Rochester, N.Y., will make its first appearance at ODU. Parked
on the mall in front of Webb Center, the Book Bus will exhibit and
sell the books of more than 80 small presses, 30 different literary
magazines and numerous records and tapes.
The AWP Book
exhibit will display and sell works of AWP members, including those
of the AWP board of directors who will be on campus during the week.
For more information on exact times, call the AWP headquarters at
Society of Tidewater will present an exhibit of photographs and
the works of contemporary writers from various countries, and representative
posters and paintings. The display will be in Webb Center throughout
The Dream Theatre
will present selections of synchronized prose and mime in front
of Webb Center periodically during the week. Philip Graham will
read his compositions which will be dramatized by a mime ensemble.
For additional information on the week-long "Arts Reunion"
call Dr. Philip Raisor at 489-6502.
pianist, lives in Maine. He has performed with leading orchestras
worldwide (the New York Philharmonic, Chicago and Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestras, the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague,
the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande), and he has played more
than thirty-five different concerti. Widely known for the considerable
breadth of his repertoire, Mr. Glazer is at ease with compositions
from Bach to the contemporary scene.
at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Administrator, editor,
critic and essayist, Mr. Jackson has written and lectured extensively
over the past twenty-five years on black history and literature. He
has numerous publications, including the Case for American Negro
D. SNODGRASS is currently the Visiting
Writer at Old Dominion University. He is the author of Heart's
Needle, After Experience, and The Fuhrer Bunker,
as well as the pseudonymous book Remains. In addition to these
volumes of poetry, Mr Snodgrass has published a collection of critical
essays in Radical Pursuit, and several translations. In 1967
he received a Pulitzer Prize.
HECHT has taught at various colleges and
is now at the University of Rochester. He was a Fellow of the American
Academy in Rome and has been a Guggenheim Fellow twice. His works
include A Summoning of Stones, The Seven Deadly Sins: Poems,
The Hard Hours, Millions of Strange Shadows, and the
translation Seven Against Thebes. In 1968 he received the Pulitzer
S. HARPER teaches at Brown University,
He is the editor of Heartblow: Black Veils, an anthology of
black poetry. His own volumes of poetry, include Dear John, Dear
Coltraine, Debridgement, Song: I Want a Witness,
History as Apple Tree, History is Your Own Heartbeat,
Nightmare Begins Responsibility, and Images of Kin.
He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1976.
BELL teaches at the University of Iowa.
A Guggenheim Fellow and nominee for the National Book Award . Mr.
Bell has published numerous books of poetry: Things We Dreamt We
Died For, A Probable Volume of Dreams, The Escape Into
You, Stars Which I See, Stars Which I Do not See. He contributes
a regular column to The American Poetry Review.
MOTT is the Writer-in-Residence
at the College of William and Mary. His works include the novels The
Notebooks of Susan Berry and Helmet and Wasps. He has published
four books of poetry, children's novels, short stories and articles.
Mr. Mott has also published and lectured widely on the Fine Arts.