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|The interviews will be shown at 1:30 p.m., April 11, and at 2:30 p.m., April 12, in room 206 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building.||Pulitzer poet|
Readings by two Pulitzer Prizewinning poets will highlight
a Poetry Jam to be sponsored April 11 and 12 on campus.
A poetry theater-collection of video taped interviews
with Snodgrass, Wilbur, James Dickey, Anne Sexton, Allen Ginsberg and
Galway Kinnell will be held both days of the Poetry Jam.
All events are open to the public without charge.
Wilbur won a. Pulitzer Prize, for poetry in 1957 for his book titled "Things of This World." Snodgrass won a Pulitzer Prize for his volume of poetry titled "Heart's Needle," which was written in 1959.
Both poets have won numerous other prestigious awards, and both have published several volumes of poetry, critical essays and translations.
Dave Smith has published three books of poetry, including "Mean Rufus Throw Down," "The Fisherman's Whore" and "Cumberland Station."
to give reading
Richard Wilbur, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for poetry
and other major awards, will give a poetry reading on campus Tuesday,
| Wilbur won both the
Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for poetry in 1957 for his book
titled "Things of This World." The Saturday Review of Literature said, "Now
with 'Things of This World,' his enormous gifts grown into their mature
assurance, Wilbur certainly emerges as our serenest, urbanist and most melodic
In 1954 Wilbur received the $3,000 Prix de Rome fellowship of the America Academy of Arts and Letters.
He has published 10 volumes of poetry including "The Poems of Richard Wilbur" and "the Mind Reader." He has written two translations, an operetta, several plays, children's books, and numerous critical articles.
Wilbur has contributed fiction, translations and criticisms to The New Yorker, The New England Quarterly, Partisan Review; The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Prize Stories of 1954 and many others.
A native of New York City, Wilbur graduated from Amherst College in 1942. After serving in the U.S. Army, he earned his master's degree from Harvard in 1947 and taught English therefor seven years. He then joined the faculty 'at Wellesley (Mass.) College, where he taught until his appointment to Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1957. In 1963 he was named to the Olin Chair in the Wesleyan Department of English. He was also editor of the Wesleyan University Poetry Series.
In 1977 he joined the faculty at Smith College, Northampton, Mass.