of creative writing at Harvard University, award-winning author of numerous
poetry collections and prose works, Michael Blumenthal holds the Mina
Hohenberg Darden Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University.
An essayist and commentator for National Public Radio, Blumenthal has
lived and taught in Hungary, Israel, Germany, and France. His most recent
book is the memoir, All My Mothers and Fathers, and his seventh poetry
collection, And, is forthcoming in 2009. Blumenthal’s work appears
in the New Yorker, and well as in numerous literary journals.
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30th Annual Literary Festival