Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 5-8, 1981
An unpredictable joy," exclaimed the Chicago Daily News about the witty and original poetry of Paul Zimmer. The Hudson Review added, "Zimmer writes for the pleasure of ordered absurdity in language as hard and lofty as an arpeggio by Thelonious Monk." Thursday evening will feature a reading by Paul Zimmer, author of four books including The Zimmer Poems (1976) and With Wanda: Town and Country Poems (1980).
Zimmer will also participate in the Thursday afternoon seminar on "Contemporary American Publishing" with Nan A. Talese.
From 1967 to 1978 Zimmer was the associate director of the University of Pittsburgh Press. He is now the director of the University of Georgia Press, and a vice president of the Associated Writing Programs. [extracted from 1981 brochure]